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Protecting Consumers from Automotive Manufacturers Since 1987

Negative Equity An International Disease

Capitalism has many benefits in a free society. It has inherent benefits to those who are creative and willing to work hard. Nowhere else can such a variety of people from many diverse backgrounds and countries succeed by their own efforts. However, sometimes our creative efforts cause serious problems. As a people, we have become...read more

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Chevy Volt – When Green Turns to Charcoal

It’s hard to imagine anything more frightening than being in a burning vehicle. It is the stuff of nightmares especially when it’s a new car that had green enthusiasts buzzing prior to its release. In 1978 the Ford Pinto became a world wide news item because of its susceptibility to crash induced fires. Twenty seven...read more

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The Consumer Gets a Consumer Rights Decision

The issue of whether a truck used for business purposes falls within the purview of the Song Beverly Act (California Lemon Law) when its weight exceeds the 10,000 lbs limit has been a problem for truck owners with serious repeating defects for some time. Norman Taylor and Associates has handled many lemon law cases involving...read more

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Consumers’ Rights Endangered Again

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.—Thomas Jefferson Tyranny comes in many shapes and sizes. It is seen frequently in large organizations— governments and corporations—when they forget who they work for. That would be you and me, of course. If there were no consumer protections what...read more

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APPELLATE VICTORY AGAINST MERCEDES BENZ USA

On behalf of its client, Azubueze Jiagbogu, Norman Taylor & Associates won a decisive victory against Mercedes Benz USA on issues relating to offsets claimed by manufacturers for years in computing how much a consumer was entitled to in a lemon law case. In addition, the court of appeal put to rest and old defense...read more

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There’s No Money in Simple

This is a subject that has been discussed and written about at Norman Taylor & Associates at length, yet we are drawn to it again and again in the California Lemon Law field. Warren Rother, a senior executive at Mercedes said in an interview written for Automotive News in 2004 that he was going to reduce the...read more

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The Chinese Automobile Manufacturers are Coming!

Chinese automobile manufacturers are coming and they want the American markets more than a Frenchman wants a thirty hour work week. It is only a matter of when, not if. This after all is the Golden Mountain, or so it used to be called by people wanting to emigrate from Asia. When examining this in the context...read more

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Ford Trucks with Diesel Engines

Seven years of examining repair and service orders for lemon trucks has not made me cynical…yet. It has come close a few times. This is particularly true of Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 models, those with the diesel engine in particular. This is not an exact statistic, but when it comes to engine defects, a...read more

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More Regulation, Less, or Proper Enforcement

Automotive News reported on the 24th of June this year that auto dealers were getting closer to a complete exemption from oversight by the new consumer finance agency being created under the financial-regulation bill. The report further states that “House negotiators voted to oppose a Senate proposal to give the new agency authority to write...read more

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