Breach of Warranty Lawyer
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A warranty is a promise by the seller of a product that the product is as the seller has factually stated or legally implied, or a promise by the seller to repair or replace certain defects. If the seller breaks that promise because the product is not what would be expected by a reasonable buyer or the seller fails to repair or replace the product, the warranty is breached. If the seller refuses to uphold the warranty, then a consumer can seek recovery by filing a breach of warranty or contract claim.
Types of Warranties
Three kinds of warranties come into play in consumer breach of warranty lawsuits:
- Express warranty – a seller’s stated guarantee that specifies the extent to which the quality or performance of the product is assured. The warranty may also state the conditions under which the product can be returned, replaced or repaired.
- Implied warranty of merchantability – mandates that a product meets minimum quality specifications such that it reasonably conforms to an ordinary buyer’s expectations.
- Implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose – occurs when a buyer relies upon a seller to select a product to fit a specific request.
Warranty issues are nothing new. More than 30 years ago, a federal statute known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was enacted in response to the extensive misuse of warranties and disclaimers. The Act was intended to make warranties on consumer products easier to understand and enforce. Consumer products are not required to have warranties, but if one is given, it must comply with the Act.
The Act requires manufacturers and sellers of consumer products to provide detailed information about warranty coverage. In fact, any manufacturer or seller that warrants a consumer product to a consumer by means of a written warranty must disclose, fully and conspicuously, in simple and readily understandable language, the terms and conditions of the warranty to the extent required by rules of the Federal Trade Commission.
The Act provides consumers with reasonable and effective remedies where there is a breach of warranty. The Act outlines informal dispute-settlement procedures and gives the federal government the authority to take injunctive action. A consumer who has been injured by the noncompliance of a manufacturer or seller may bring an individual action in state or federal court, depending upon the location of the defendant, amount in controversy and the number of class plaintiffs.
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