Defending Integrity



Confidential Automobile Manufacturer


The client was presented with a breach of warranty lawsuit related to a vehicle based on the owner’s subjective complaints of excessive wind noise. Its dealers having inspected the vehicle and confirmed it met all specifications, the client took a principled approach to defend the integrity of its product. This aggressive approach was important to establish a precedent for future lemon law claims.


We quickly evaluated the merits of the claims and defenses while also assessing the economic costs. We worked closely with the client to formulate a strategy and then implemented it through discovery and trial.


Through our partnership with the client and the assistance of the client’s representatives, who helped articulate the merits of some of our technical defenses, we were successful in obtaining a defense verdict at the conclusion of the plaintiff’s case at trial. We believe the outcome of the trial has served as a deterrent for subsequent breach of warranty claims.


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