Forced Arbitration Review: Act Fast to Opt Out of Tesla’s Forced Arbitration Provision

Binding pre-dispute arbitration provisions are nearly ubiquitous in consumer contracts. Most consumers do not even know that such provisions are in the lengthy boilerplate contracts presented to them by credit card companies, mobile phone providers, and manufacturers. Arbitration has statistically verified as a less favorable forum for consumers and a more favorable forum for...
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Forced Arbitration Review: Striking Forced Arbitration from Purchase Agreement or Lease – Example: The LAW 553

Binding pre-dispute arbitration provisions are nearly ubiquitous in consumer contracts. Most consumers do not even know that such provisions are in the lengthy boilerplate contracts presented to them by credit card companies, mobile phone providers, and manufacturers. Arbitration has statistically verified as a less favorable forum for consumers and a more favorable forum for...
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Can I Trade-In My Lemon?

When you are stuck with a lemon and the manufacturer has failed or refused to repurchase your defective vehicle, you may be tempted to trade in the vehicle toward the purchase of a new vehicle. While you don’t need to still possess your vehicle to bring a lemon law claim in California, a recent...
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Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe, Tucson & Kia Optima, Sorrento, Sportage – Model Years 2011-2019 Have Defective Theta II Engines Subject to California Lemon Law

**UPDATED 03/01/2021: The opt-out period for the Hyundai/Kia Class Action Settlement regarding the manufacturers’ defective Theta II engines has ended. If you have not opted out of the class action, you are subject to the terms of the settlement reached between Hyundai/Kia and the class and can no longer opt out.** Many model...
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Hyundai Tucson, Veloster, Sonata (Eco), and Elantra (Eco) Dual Clutch Transmission Defects Are Subject to California Lemon Law – Model Years 2016, 2017

Defective 7 Speed Dual Clutch and Defective Transmission Control Module Model years 2016 and 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco, Sonata Eco, Tucson, and Veloster Turbo have defects in the transmission control module (TCM) and the 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that impair your use, value, and safety.  The TCM and DCT defects causes, among...
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