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Cadillac XLR Convertible Roadster

New car had convertible top problems, claimant alleged

Settlement:   Repurchase
Case Type:   Lemon Law, Motor Vehicle - Manufacturer Repurchase
Case:   New car consumer versus Cadillac
Venue:   Office of the Attorney General, NY
Judge:   Olga Jabbour (Arbitrator)
Date:   Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Plaintiff Attorney(s):   Anthony T. Ballato: Massapequa, NY
Defendant Attorney(s):   Manufacturer's Counsel
Facts:   In 2007, the Consumer purchased a new 2007 Cadillac XLR Roadster for $75,000.00 and the consumer contended that the vehicle experienced convertible top problems and brought the vehicle back to the dealership on more than six separate occasions and was out of service over 30 days.
Injury:   The matter was scheduled to be heard in an arbitration proceeding and sought recovery via application of the New Car Lemon Law, General Business Law article 11-A, § 198-bet seq. Consumer’s counsel contended that the repairs duration exceeded the law’s threshold that provides that a vehicle may not undergo four or more unsuccessful repair attempts and/or be out of service for 30 or more days during the first 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first, following its purchase.
Verdict:   The matter was settled at the hearing and the full details of same kept confidential as insisted upon the manufacturer’s counsel. At that time the resale value was reported to have dropped over $50,000.00, thus the clients were very pleased with the result obtained by Anthony T. Ballato, Esq.

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