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Tort reform association backs Wisconsin lemon law amendments

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A nationwide tort reform group has expressed support for the amendment of Wisconsin’s lemon law by Republican lawmakers in the state.

In a statement released on Wednesday May 29, the American Tort Reform Association said it supports Assembly Bill 200 and its counterpart Senate Bill 182, which deletes the provision in current Wisconsin laws that make it mandatory for consumers to accrue damage awards.

AB 200, which was delegated under the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee last May, also provides more leeway for car manufacturers when it comes to delivering replacements or refunds of defective cars or car parts.

Consumer groups, on the other hand, were of the opinion that taking away the mandatory double damages clause eliminates their chance at any form of leverage over car manufacturers who sold them bad vehicles.

While this law could potentially affect how lawsuits are pursued when people are harmed by defective vehicles, it does not prevent victims of car accidents in Green Bay from seeking damages from the responsible manufacturer. Thus if you or people you love were harmed in an accident caused by a defective car, call the lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.