Lemon Laws for Commercial Trucks

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Overdrive Magazine March 2011 – Lemon Laws for Commercial Trucks

Lemon Laws for Commercial Trucks

……though every state has a “lemon law” protecting new car buyers from defective vehicles, most laws have little to no applicacation to commercial trucks.

Wisconsin’s law, however, is broad enough to apply also to Class 8 trucks, and appears to be the only such law that has resulted in a sizable number of successful lawsuits for new truck buyers. After a recent such case, questions have risen as to whether such laws ought to be more widespread.

“There’s not much to talk about in lemon law when it comes to trucks,” says Milwaukee area attorney Vince Megna, of Aiken & Scoptur, “except that there aren’t any, and the need for them.

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