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The maximum verdict allowed under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (commonly known as California’s Lemon Law) was awarded to the plaintiff for his 2021 Kia Seltos. The jury, which ruled 12-0 in favor of our plaintiff, stated that Kia America, Inc. was so dishonest in its conduct toward its consumers that they wished they could...
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Knight Law Group has been on the forefront of advocating for consumers both in the trial courts, and in the Court of Appeals when the trial courts get it wrong. For years, auto manufacturers have attempted to keep consumer’s lemon law claims out of public scrutiny by compelling lawsuits into private arbitration even though the...
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In an important move to protect the lemon law rights of consumers in California, the California Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in favor of our client in Niedermeier v. FCA, striking down an Appeals Court ruling that would have allowed FCA to use trade-in credits as a deduction on the $98,961.08 award that we won for...
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Roger Kirnos of Knight Law Group secured a maximum civil penalty of $64,000 for Ford Focus owner Mark Pedante in a trial against Ford Motor Company; in which Ford was found guilty of willful violations of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Kirnos said that Pedante would have received nothing if he had remained in a...
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Since the summer of 2017, four California juries have found that Ford Motor Company’s officers and directors acted with malice, oppression and fraud in refusing to disclose known safety defects in Ford Super-Duty trucks. In each of the cases below, the jury found that Ford had concealed known safety defects with the malicious intent of...
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