CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – Apr 19, 2011) – A consumer from downstate Bloomington, Illinois received a jury verdict against General Motors, LLC (“GM”) for breach of express warranty and breach of implied warranty in connection with her purchase of a defective 2010 Cadillac SRX. Shelly Newman filed a complaint against GM after her attempts to have various defects in her vehicle repaired by an authorized GM dealership failed. Ms. Newman contacted Krohn & Moss, Ltd., Consumer Law Center® a Chicago law firm that has handled over 45,000 cases since its inception in 1995, seeking to enforce her rights as a consumer. Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® initially contacted GM in writing seeking a resolution to Ms. Newman’s case without having to seek court intervention. However, efforts to resolve this “lemon law” dispute were unsuccessful and ultimately the case proceeded to trial.
In reaching the verdict, the jury found that GM had been provided a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair Ms. Newman’s vehicle but failed to do so. The jury awarded Ms. Newman $7,000.00 in damages representing how much she overpaid for her vehicle due to its defects along with the aggravation of being forced to live with the problems. As a result of the verdict in Ms. Newman’s favor, Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® was also able to seek and receive payment for its attorneys’ fees from GM as is required by various state and federal laws after prevailing in a “lemon law” case. Eric Kaczander of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® who was the lead trial attorney for Ms. Newman in commenting on the jury’s verdict stated, “This verdict sends a message to all manufacturers that they need to stand behind their products and the excuse that they are ‘working on a fix’ for the very product they manufactured and profited from is unacceptable.” Mr. Kaczander can be reached by calling Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® at (312)578-9428, extension 274 or e-mail Mr. Kaczander directly at ekaczander @ consumerlawcenter . com.
For more information concerning this case, please reference Tazewell County, Circuit Clerk 10thJudicial Circuit of Illinois, Case No. 10 LM 393.
The law firm of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, was founded in 1995 by attorneys Adam Krohn and Gregory Moss, providing legal representation to consumers with defective vehicles and products, consumer fraud concentrating in auto fraud claims such as odometer setbacks, auto dealer financing scams and vehicle history misrepresentations, FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) violations. Visit the Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® website at www.yourlemonlawrights.com or you can contact our firm at 888 MY-LEMON (888-695-3666), toll free from anywhere in the US.