January 16, 2019 |


Fiat Chrysler America was ordered by the unanimous jury verdict to pay our client actual damages (the full purchase price of the vehicle) plus the maxiumum Civil Monetary Penalty allowed by law (double the actual damages) for willfully violating the Song-Beverley Act, more often known as the Lemon Law. The subject vehicle in this matter was never presented to FCA’s repair facility by the current owner under the express warranty, but we were able to show the jury that a pattern of similar defects corrected by a previous owner were sufficiently linked to post-warranty defects. We got involed at the trial stage to depose the opposing expert and present the case to the jury.