Arbitration vs. Lemon Law Cases

Dealerships typically ask consumers to agree to arbitration in a stand-alone agreement or as part of the retail installment sales contract signed in the F&I (Finance and Insurance) office. The arbitration clause is usually buried somewhere on the backside of the contract, interspersed amongst other legal jargon written by attorneys, for attorneys, that consumers never really … [Read more...]

Landmark California Lemon Law Arbitration Case

On June 4, 2013, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District issued a ruling in a lemon law case holding that the arbitration clause in California’s standard automobile sale contracts is illegal and unenforceable. This landmark case is called Vargas v. Sai Monrovia B, Inc. (Docket No. B237257). The Plaintiff purchased a Mini Cooper S from Assael BMW Mini of … [Read more...]