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“King of the Lemon Laws” collects $618,000 judgment from Mercedes in style

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Methinks that is a little much. I would have accepted the initial payment and "fixed it among men". JMHO

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Not sure what justified the $600,000 settlement. Sounds like some posturing on both sides that dragged the case out for over six years. Nice settlement if you can get it. A little boasting by the attorney might be justified, but the large chain and MB symbol pendant is too much.
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I have no sympathy with dealers or manufacturers that fail to honour their commitments or stand by their products. It was obviously a genuine case so if they had dealt with it at the outset it would not have escalated to that level it did.
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MB got what they deserved. I wish I had the patience to pursue the lemon law with BMW. My lawyer said I had a case against them with the issues of my 20211 BMW 535i when it was only three months old. However, he said it would take at least six months. Instead of waiting that long I just traded it in (I told the receiving dealer about the issue).
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So, the guy is still driving the 2005 E Class...? I'm all for getting what you deserve but come on! The car was so bad it's lasted the past seven years? This is a perfect example of how this country is going into the crapper. Rewarding people way more than what they deserve. I owned 2 SAABs in the past, they were wretched cars. I bet they'd be worth seven figures with this attorney.
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rj's right- if the car was such a POS why's he still driving it?? It strains credibility to believe his claim given that- clearly it was/could be fixed. These cases aren't about the truth clearly. Course as an MD I have a somewhat jaundiced view of these guys....


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MB got what they deserve.
As a business owner myself its quite simple.
I sell and install quality products and if there is a problem I offer the customer 2 choices...
Do you want me to fix it or refund your money..and i honor their choice.
Now 80+% of my work is repeat or referral and i spend $400 per month on advertising.
I have little patience with businesses that don't support their products.
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I don't understand why they just didn't give the guy a new E-class and call it good.

Let's see here... $45K or $618K...hmm
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