New York Lemon Law Questions & Answers

Q: Dell sold me a 5k defective laptop and downgraded its hardware, can I get around their mandatory arbitration agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Contracts, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
IMPO, the arbitration clause in the contract is valid regardless of how bad the laptop was when Dell sold it to you--or how many terrible things Dell has done since--or how much proof you have against Dell.

Q: I was recently given an auto loan for more than what was discussed and agreed.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for New York on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
Not against the bank, but maybe against the dealer depending on the evidence you have on the tape.

Q: I bought a car from a dealership 3 months and they sold it to me with a ton of problems. Can they buy it back?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Products Liability and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on May 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Is it a new or used car? Was there a warranty with the car? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...

Q: I purchased a used car form a used dealership how do I go about getting my money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 18, 2017
Barry Eran Janay's answer
You're not covered by the lemon law because over 125K miles and if the warranty was for only 1K in miles then you may have lost your rights there as well.

It will come down to what the contract / purchase documents say. Most likely this is a shady dealership that got you to sign some things that weren't in your best interest.

I would chalk this up as a bad bargain / life lesson to be more careful.

How much will it cost to get a new transmission?

Q: New York car dealer refusing to repair car transmission despite having dealer warranty. Can Lemon Law apply? Refund?

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017
Michael David Siegel's answer
Yes the Lemon Law applies. They are required to fix the car. Document your request. Copy Audi headquarters.

Q: I bought from toyta dealership it was certified preowened and I went to trade it in and was told it was in a accident

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 7, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
The problem is if it was in an accident and wasn't totaled, generally that is, to carfax a depreciation. Did the dealer give you the carfax report? You may have a claim under state law. If you are trading it in at the dealer that sold it then they should give you the value with no markdown as it is their bad. That being said, understand that if your car has a book value of x, then that is what the dealer should give you--but that may leave you owing something.You can file a complaint with the...

Q: Hi. what should i do if lawyer is not responding to my calls?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 14, 2016
Paula J. Mcgill's answer
You can always write him, lay out what happened and advise him, if he cannot explain everything that happened and why he has not returned your calls, you will file a complaint against him with the NY Court. I cannot provide a direct link for you to click. However, I have provided a link you can cut and paste to get the information from the NY Court system.

Q: Will I loose my car if I go to court?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections, Consumer Law, Estate Planning, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Lemon Law and Car Accidents for New York on
Answered on Nov 13, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
This isn't a car accidents question.

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