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Stephen Fisher v. Ford

Case Type:   Lemon Law / New Car Lease
Case:   Stephen Fisher v. Ford
Date:   September 12, 2022
Plaintiff Attorney(s):   Anthony T. Ballato, Esq., Massapequa, NY
Defendant Attorney(s):   Erskine Law, Rochester, MI
Facts:   On November 11, 2020, Consumer Stephen F. leased a new 2020 Lincoln Corsair with an MSRP of $52,831. According to the consumer, on February 2, 2022, the vehicle was brought into the dealership for an open recall 21544 rear camera blue screen malfunction wherein the back-up camera intermittently turned blue, which lead to dangerous and unsafe driving conditions. Four attempts in total with thirty-two (32) days were made to repair the material defects and rectify the inherently dangerous product defects, all of which were unsuccessful. After his requests to Ford for repurchase and replacement were denied, he retained Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. for help.
Verdict:   The consumer retained Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. of Massapequa, New York to represent him. Mr. Ballato sent a demand letter to the manufacturer demanding that they replace or repurchase the vehicle pursuant to New Car Lemon Law; New York General Business Law Article 11-A, Sections 198-A, Et Seq.; Notice of Revocation of Acceptance and Demand for Rescission Uniform Commercial Code Article 2; Claims Under Manufacturer’s Warranties and Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act; and Demand for All Sales, Financing and Service Documents. After numerous conversations, correspondence and emails with the attorneys for Ford, the manufacturer agreed to settle the case upon full lease refund in the amount of $13,503 (increased from prior offer of $11,000, plus attorney’s fees. Additionally, consumer was able to return the vehicle early as the lease was terminated. The consumer also received a full sales tax refund of $2,562 via a separate application by attorney Ballato to New York State Tax Department.

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