Lemon law legal expert Vince Megna discusses a recent victory in a Wisconsin lemon law case involving a semi truck. The judgment was entered a few days ago in the sum of $293,000 for the plaintiff. There is a stipulation that the defendant will pay $225,000 in attorney fees. Total will be $518,000. (Biggest verdict for a semi truck anywhere)
This case is very important because most states don’t have lemon laws that apply to trucks. Texas makes an attempt at some lemon law relief, but no other state does. Also, the Federal Magnuson-Moss Act does not apply to trucks because trucks are not consumer products.
Bottom line is that owner/operators are left without any legal recourse all over the country when their trucks are defective.