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SUV owner buys new 2008 GMC Acadia with standard warranty which exceeded New Car Lemon Law threshold

Settlement:   $43,061.88
Case Type:   SUV Lemon Law - General Motors
Case:   Steven Long v. General Motors Corporation
Date:   Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Plaintiff Attorney(s):   Anthony T. Ballato: Massapequa, NY, for Steven Long
Defendant Attorney(s):   General Motors Business Resource Center
Facts:   The consumer purchased a new 2008 GMC Acadia. The consumer received a standard warranty. A few months after purchasing the car, the consumer reported problems with the vehicle, in that on five (5) different dates he brought the vehicle in for repair. Consumer states that the vehicle had chronic problems with the racket pinion steering and navigation system, which was a material impairment of value.
Injury:   The consumer brought the car to the dealership to have these problems corrected five (5) times within nine (9) months which exceeded the New Car Lemon Law (GBL Article 11-A) threshold of four (4) repair attempts and/or thirty (30) days out of service during the first two (2) years months/18,000 miles. The consumer’s efforts to compel return of the vehicle were denied and he therefore retained Anthony T. Ballato to negotiate a settlement or commence a Lemon Law proceeding.
Verdict:   Efforts by counsel to negotiate a settlement for the full refund of the new 2008 GMC Acadia plus $3,800.00 in attorney’s fees were successful.

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