Victorville, CA. April 3, 2009
Krohn and Moss attorney Darin Shaw pulled through an 8 day long Lemon Law trial over Chrysler, LLC Automotive. Shaw successfully won over the jury who returned a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff, Mr. Bill Clark in Victorville, CA. on March 26th, 2009. A full refund was awarded to Mr. Clark of $47,000. Chrysler will also be responsible for paying all attorney fees to Krohn and Moss, Ltd.
Bill Clark purchased the 2006 Dodge Ram in November 2005 for $47,000.The Plaintiff complained about a transmission slippage which involved the vehicle being put in reverse and failing to engage for upwards of 3 seconds. Bill opened the Lemon Law case against Chrysler after the third repair attempt. Every single repair order was documented by Chrysler as “Could not duplicate” or “No problem found.” This happened early in the life of the vehicle—from 2,000 miles to present (55,000 miles). The dealership personnel never actually verified this concern. One salesperson, named Mr. Juan Lopez, actually did and was sent a certified letter noting that he had indeed felt the slippage.
At trial, the jury felt the dealerships had not done enough to attempt to find the problem of the transmission. They never actually tested it in any way other than a few test drives. More so, the Defendant’s expert, Mr. Dick Schmitt, never noted this issue and in fact failed to attempt to duplicate it. He did not follow the vehicle in another vehicle and view it from behind in order to note such problem with the vehicle.