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Civil Litigation,
California Courts of Appeal

Feb. 10, 2020

Depublication effort fails to obscure ruling that encourages close scrutiny of fee requests

The unlikely setting of a depublication request in a recent case reveals the extent to which California lemon law litigation has shifted away from its original purpose of promoting expedient and efficient resolution of vehicle warranty disputes and has instead become a mechanism for maximizing the recovery of attorney fees.

The unlikely setting of a depublication request for a 2nd District Court of Appeal decision, Morris v. Hyundai Motor America, 2019 DJDAR 9789, reveals the extent to which California lemon law litigation has shifted away from its original purpose of promoting expedient and efficient resolution of vehicle warranty disputes and has instead become a mechanism f...

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