The San Diego Lemon Law Center
The Law Office of Michael E. Lindsey
Mr. Lindsey attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981. His practice is in civil litigation, and exclusively in the area of consumer law. Mr. Lindsey is a founding member of the Southern California Auto Fraud Lawyers Association, a group of trial lawyers specializing in consumer protection cases under the Automobile Sales Finance Act, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and the Song Beverly Act. He is also a member of the National Consumer Law Center, and the National Association of Consumer Attorneys, nationwide organizations representing consumers on important areas of the law that affect us all. Mr. Lindsey has been a contributor to NACA publications on consumer law issues, and has seven published opinions from California Courts of Appeal, and from the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.
What is the Lemon Law?
At its most basic, the Lemon Law requires anyone who promises to repair a vehicle, to keep their agreement, or to repurchase or replace it if they don't.
Generally, I do not recommend that the average person lease a car.
What does "as is" mean?
Don't buy a car "as is". It means the dealer doesn't trust the car, and you shouldn't trust it either. Unfortunately, "as is" does mean just that, "as is."
California Repossession Law
As a general rule, you have far more rights with a sale than with a lease.