At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our California lemon law attorney in Los Angeles knows that class action lawsuits serve a particular purpose. They are defined as a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people — a class — who are represented collectively by a member or members of that group.
Class actions are generally regarded as helpful for the community at large, as it allows the public to pursue a corporate giant to right a wrong. Class action lawsuits are filed against pharmaceutical companies, medical device corporations, and car companies.
When it comes to the latter, class action lawsuits are successful in many states. However, in California — a state with some of the most pro-consumer lemon laws in the nation — our clients are already protected by many of the rights out-of-state attorneys present in class action lawsuits.
Here is what you need to know about your rights.
Class Action Lawsuits Provide Some Protections and Take Some Away
While all class action lawsuits are unique, recently there was one involving variable transmissions in certain Nissan Sentra models that gave the consumer:
- A warranty extension.
- Reimbursement for out-of-pocket transmission repairs.
- Expedited resolution program if Nissan breaches the warranty extension.
- $1,000 towards a new Nissan if you had two or more repairs to your transmission that did not include a software update.
However, if the consumer joins the class action, any transmission repairs made before a certain date outlined in the lawsuit would no longer count towards a lemon law claim. In short, if you took the Nissan that applies to the class action lawsuit in for several transmission repairs before the deadline — but you did not opt-out of the class action settlement — it would be as if those repairs never happened.
You would have to start your lemon law claim from scratch.
If you receive a class action notice, you must understand the lemon law class action opt-out deadlines are extremely strict. Do not give up your consumer rights by ignoring the notice. We can help you understand your rights from the start, so you can make an informed decision about your case.
Contact Shainfeld Law, P.C. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Contact our experienced Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 888-609-2593 or request a free consultation online. We have a 99% success rate, and typically produce results for our California lemon law clients in as little as 30-60 days.
The vehicle manufacturer will also be responsible for paying our legal fees, so you will never pay any out-of-pocket costs to pursue a positive outcome. Call us now to learn more.