AG's office awards millions for lemon law compensation – WBNG-TV

February 10, 2016

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 7:51 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office has handed out more than $2.5 million in compensation to New Yorkers in 2015 through the Lemon Law Arbitration Program.

Lemon laws provide a legal remedy for people who buy new or used cars that do not meet standards.

About $2 million was refunded to 53 consumers who bought a new car and claimed their car was a lemon.

The attorney general’s office refunded more than $450,000 to 26 additional people.

“Consumers deserve to get what they pay for,” (D) Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. “The New York State Lemon Law Arbitration program is an efficient and effective way to make sure car buyers get a fair deal.”

Three people from the Binghamton area received compensation for their cars in 2015.

Since 2011, the attorney general’s office said it has awarded more than $12 million through the lemon law program.

This article was not written by Michigan Lemon Law.
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