Redhibition and Lemon Law Compensation

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Lemon Law, Redhibition and Magnuson Moss Act

Louisiana Lemon Law (La.R.S. 51 § 1941-1948), Redhibition (La.C.C. Art. 2520, et seq) and the Magnuson Moss Act (15 USC § 2301, et seq) are warranty laws. They are laws designed to provide a remedy to consumers for failure of manufacturers to abide by their warranties, both express and implied. The laws have different criteria for their application and different remedies.

Contact Duck Law Firm 877-902-1144 for a free consultation to discuss which law will serve you best in your fight against the manufacturer who breached their warranties.

Suspect a Lemon – What Should You Do

First, bring your vehicle to an automobile dealer/service facility who is authorized by the manufacturer to perform warranty repairs on your vehicle. A manufacturer will authorize a warranty repair if the defect is in materials or workmanship.

This is critical evidence to help you prove that the defect is a manufacturing defect. If your vehicle requires multiple warranty repairs, is in the shop for an extended period of time or the nature of the defect renders the vehicle useless, unsafe or so inconvenient that a reasonable person would have never purchased it had they known of the defect, contact Duck Law Firm 877-902-1144 for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

Redhibition is unique to Louisiana. Under Louisiana “redhibition” laws a seller warrants to you that the vehicle is free from defects and vices. A defect is redhibitory when it renders the vehicle useless or so inconvenient that you would not have purchased the vehicle had you known of the defect at the time of sale.

Depending upon the nature and the severity of the defect, you may be entitled to:

  • – Return of the purchase price, which would include the purchase price, finance charges, tax, title, license fees and costs to maintain the vehicle; or
  • – Reduction of purchase price which is the difference in the amount you paid for the vehicle and what a reasonable person would have paid had they known of the defect at the time of sale.

Unlike the “lemon law”, in order to recover under “Redhibition” you need only show that a defect existed at the time of sale that rendered the vehicle useless or so inconvenient that a reasonable person who not have purchased the vehicle had they known of the defect or would have purchased for a reduced price.

We recover our fees from the manufacturer in breach of warranty and redhibition cases.

The amount of damages you recover is typically determined by the severity of the defect and the extent that the defect has impaired the use of the vehicle. Each case requires its own evaluation.

No. We provide a free consultation so that you can make an informed decision about your case.

As long as it takes to obtain the best possible result. Remember, if it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.

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Lafayette, La 70508

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