Office of Consumer Affairs Reminds Consumers of Lemon Law Rights

BOSTON, MA (February 26, 2018) —Presidents’ Day weekend is often when many auto dealerships offer their first major sales event of the year. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is reminding consumers who purchased a vehicle this month of their Lemon Law rights should their new or used vehicle have problems.“The Lemon Laws are intended to give consumers some recourse should their vehicle have problems which impact their safety or their ability to drive it, said Undersecretary John Chapman from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.  “Time is of the essence when applying these laws to a vehicle purchase so it’s important that consumers know the steps they must take.”

New and used cars that are purchased for personal or family use from a Massachusetts dealership are protected under the Massachusetts Lemon Laws.  These protections are in addition to any manufacturer’s warranty that may be …
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Republicans Aren’t Going to Pass Gun Control Laws Any Time Soon – But the Media’s Role in Gun Violence Can Be Fixed Now

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So far in 2018, the U.S. has seen nearly one mass shooting per day. People are dying out there, so let’s be pragmatic. As long as the NRA has its moneyed grip on Republican elected officials, it’s nearly impossible for gun control legislation to pass. Even the last time Democrats controlled the House from 2009 to 2011, they couldn’t summon the political power to pass smart gun laws. By no means should we end our demand for such legislation. But at the same time, let’s consider other ways to deter future violence. A good way to start is by implementing higher journalistic standards for the way the media talk about mass shootings.There are a few, fairly simple quick-fixes that the mainstream media, especially 24-hour television news networks, can implement to help prevent future shootings.Stop Using Killers’ Names to Prevent CopycatsThe media has …
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National Review’s Rich Lowry Schools Juvenile, Loud, Shallow Don Lemon, Joan Walsh on Gun Control

Late Thursday’s CNN Tonight provided an excellent example of why it’s impossible to say that CNN is unbiased, respects conservatives, cares about the whole Constitution, or knows what it’s talking about on guns as host Don Lemon and The Nation’s Joan Walsh childishly attacked National Review’s Rich Lowry on gun control. Lowry first blasted Lemon for insinuating that “Republicans are secret gun controllers and just have been bought off to go out and lie [by the National Rifle Association (NRA)] and pretend they’re in favor of gun rights” as “not true” and could be a “sincere conviction.”Lemon not only didn’t think or care as he and Walsh immediately shouted at Lowry that he wasn’t “suggesting anything” and he’s “just reading the facts.” When Lowry asked if Ryan’s views are not connected to his NRA donations, Lemon denied the sincerity of conservative …
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SoCal Attorney Dispels 4 Myths About California’s Lemon Law

    LOS ANGELES, CA, February 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — California’s lemon law, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, is one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the nation. However, attorney Aaron Fhima of the law firm Neale & Fhima said that if consumers aren’t aware of just how powerful it is, they might fail to take advantage of the protections it offers them. “There are several misconceptions people hold regarding California’s lemon law,” Fhima said. “Car buyers too often forgo replacement or repayment simply because they weren’t told about the options afforded to them under law.”Fhima said there are four misunderstandings he frequently encounters in his practice as a lemon law attorney. To help consumers understand their rights, he offered these reminders:1. The lemon law also applies to some used vehicles. People often believe that the law is applicable only to new vehicle purchases, but even a used vehicle is still considered …
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Wegge: Repair Event Cycle Time a Chronic Issue

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The following column by new Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Chairman Tim Wegge of Burlington RV Superstore in Sturtevant, Wis., appears in the February issue of RV Executive Today and addresses growing industry concern over repair event cycle time.
RV industry leaders across the supply and repair chain are focusing their attention on a chronic issue – repair event cycle time (RECT). RVDA and RVIA leaders are part of an industry group that’s working on a joint project, with Garry Enyart of Cummins/Onan and Bill Rogers of NTP-STAG as team leaders. The group is measuring key steps in the repair process — such as vehicle in, repair start, repair complete, and vehicle out — with the goal of shaving wasted time off the RECT and streamlining communications between all parties. In other words, to find ways to shorten the amount of time it takes to make repairs and get …
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Fay’s passionate plea to save others from a lemon car

THE owner of a Holden Commodore plagued with electrical problems believes her experience with a faulty car proves the need for lemon laws in Queensland.

North Ipswich resident Fay Broughton purchased the Commodore in November 2008, and gremlins began soon after.

Documents show she has attempted to have the car repaired more than one dozen times, during and after the warranty period.

With no fix and left with a $47,000 “shed ornament”, Ms Broughton wants the State Government to introduce consumer laws to protect people.

“I would like them to come in because how many people are out there situations like mine,” she said.

“They need to bring in the lemon law for people who go out and buy new cars.”

In 2015 Queensland Parliament’s Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee began an inquiry into consumer protection for new-car buyers.

The inquiry recommended a national approach to lemon laws, a limit on the …
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