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In Madadian v. Maserati N. Am., No. B293688, 2020 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 3249, at *10-14 (May 26, 2020) , the Court of Appeal for the Second District held in an unpublished opinion that the costs a consumer incurred in exercising a lease-end purchase price were not recoverable as the "purchase price" under the Song-Beverly Act. 3. The vehicle purchase… Read More

In Gonzalez v. Ford Motor Co., No. LA CV 19-00652 PA (ASx), 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185279 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 23, 2019), Judge Anderson held that a vehicle manufacturer need not reimburse the consumer for negative equity financed into the RISC. Finally, Plaintiff argues Ford's repurchase offer was "less than 50% the amounts he had paid for the vehicle." (P.… Read More

As part of its Practical Law Series, Thompson-Reuters published today its "Overview of the Song-Beverly Act" edited by Severson attorneys Kerry Franich and Scott Hyman.  Please feel free to contact either Kerry or Scott to discuss or to find out how to obtain copies of the Overview.   Kerry Franich can be reached at kwf@severson.com and Scott Hyman can be reached… Read More