How long do I have to file a lemon law claim?

The Missouri state lemon law gives consumers 18 months from the date of purchase to file a claim. If a consumer goes through informal arbitration, such as the BBB Autoline, near the end of that 18 month period, the time period may be extended up to an additional 90 days. Otherwise, after 18 months, the Missouri lemon law statute of limitation expires, making it difficult or impossible to obtain a repurchase or replacement of your vehicle.

The Gusdorf Law Firm helps a Missouri client retain unemployment benefits.

A Missouri resident contacted the Gusdorf Law Firm to represent him at an unemployment hearing after he had been falsely accused of misconduct. The employer had terminated him without even hearing his side of the story. The Missouri Department of Employment Security made an initial determination that our client was entitled to benefits, but the employer appealed.


What makes a car a lemon?

Both the Missouri lemon law and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (federal lemon law) require a manufacturer to repair a problem within a “reasonable number of attempts” or “within a reasonable amount of time.”


The Gusdorf Law Firm helps a Georgia client win unemployment benefits from Court.

The Gusdorf Law Firm, LLC filed a Petition in Superior Court in Georgia to appeal a determination that our client had been terminated because of misconduct. Like most states, Georgia law puts the burden on the employer to show, by a preponderance of evidence, that the client was disqualified because of her conduct. A “preponderance of evidence” means that the testimony and documents offered are more convincing than the evidence offered in opposition to it, that is, evidence which as a whole shows the fact to be proved more likely to be true than not.


What does the Missouri lemon law allow a consumer to seek from the manufacturer?

When a consumer prevails a Missouri lemon law claim, the statute provides that the “manufacturer shall, at its option, either replace the new motor vehicle with a comparable new vehicle acceptable to the consumer, or take title of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer the full purchase price, including all reasonably incurred collateral charges, less a reasonable allowance for the consumer’s use of the vehicle.”


The Gusdorf Law Firm helps a North Carolina client secure unemployment benefits.

A client from North Carolina had initially been denied unemployment benefits when she contacted the Gusdorf Law Firm to represent her at an upcoming appeal hearing. Working with the The Law Office of Richard A. McNeil, based on Raleigh, the Gusdorf Law Firm reviewed the facts surrounding our client’s separation more closely.


A used car is covered by the federal “lemon law.”

If you bought any “consumer product” for more than $25.00 that came with a warranty, the federal lemon law (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) may apply to your item. That means most used cars should be covered.


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