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Lawyer wants car dealers to oppose bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Lemon Law King is trying to rally dealers against a Republican bill that would relax car buyer protection statutes.

The bill would revise the Wisconsin’s lemon law to erase mandatory consumer damage awards and give manufacturers more time to deliver a replacement vehicle or refund.

Attorney Vince Megna touts himself as the Lemon Law King. He sent letters Friday to Wisconsin dealers telling them to oppose the bill. He said in the letter if the bill passes he’ll bypass the lemon law and start filing lawsuits under federal consumer protection statutes, which means dealers can be held liable for damages.

Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association President Bill Sepic said consumers would still get faster resolutions suing under the revised state lemon law than going the federal route.

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