What to Expect at the Actual Lemon Law Legal Proceedings

When the lemon law suit has been filed, both parties have to agree on a court date.  However, you

shouldn’t get your hopes up that your case will be heard on that date. Car manufacturers will generally get one or more continuances for whatever reasons that they concoct. 

In the larger areas of jurisdiction, you can expect that the ultimate date of your trial won't be for at least a year or two from the time you actually filed the lawsuit. Again, this is what you should expect and what the car manufacturer will do as a means of making you go away.


Without a doubt, the car manufacturer will at least send you what is call an interrogatory, which is basically just a long set of questions that will take a long time to complete and require that you provide them with a full set of documentation. In many cases, they will also require a deposition from you. 

A deposition is a recorded face to face meeting where both sides’ attorneys get to ask you tons of questions. What they are mostly aiming for isn't to really get any more information related to your claim. They're mostly just looking for something they can use to limit their own liability. 

They want to know things like how much you think your car is worth and to determine what kind of witness you will make if the case went to court. Like I said it's a big game, and if you don’t know what to do, it will confuse you.

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