What Is the Civil Penalty under the California Lemon Law?

The civil penalty is the amount of damages in addition to a buyer’s actual, incidental, and consequential damages. Civil Penalties are meant to punish or deter a manufacturer or distributor from future violations of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, California’s Lemon Law.

 A buyer can recover the civil penalty if they can establish that the manufacturer willfully failed to comply with its duties under California’s Lemon Law.

The civil penalty can be any amount up to two times the amount of the buyer’s actual, incidental, and consequential damages. Accordingly, the maximum recovery the buyer can recover under the California Lemon Law is three times these damages.

The attorneys at Wirtz Law have been extremely successful at obtaining civil penalty damages for their clients in settlements and jury verdicts.

For more information call the experienced trial attorneys at (858) 259-5009 for a free case evaluation.

Disclaimer. The information provided in this post is for informational and educational purposes only regarding aspects of the California Lemon Law.  It is intended for California Consumers only. This post is considered an advertisement by attorney Richard M. Wirtz and Wirtz Law APC. You should not rely on any of the information provided in this advertisement and no legal advice is given by the advertisement. No attorney-client relationship is established by viewing this advertisement. A written signed engagement agreement between you and Wirtz Law APC is required to create an attorney-client relationship. You should immediately consult an attorney who is experienced in California Lemon Law. Attorney Richard M. Wirtz is responsible for the content of this post.


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