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Fight Auto Dealer Fraud in PA with the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law

The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law is a powerful tool for consumers in the fight against fraudulent and deceptive car sales by dealerships. The Unfair Trade Law gives car purchasers the ability to sue dealerships for a number of unfair or deceptive practices. Some improper actions by dealerships that violate the Unfair Trade Law include claiming that a vehicle is certified when it is not, misrepresenting the condition or features of a car, selling a car as new when it is used, failing to comply with a written warranty and misrepresenting that repairs are needed when they are not.

Attorney Christina Gill Roseman Speaking on Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Law

Christina Gill Roseman of Roseman Law Firm will be a speaker on the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law on February 20, 2020. The program is being presented by the Allegheny County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section. Ms. Roseman will be joined by the Honorable Alan Hertzberg, Kenneth Behrend, Thomas Gebler, Vicki Horne and James Marrion as speakers.

What is a Lemon Law and how can it be used to protect you?

The tart fruit known as Citrus Limon is not a naturally occurring treat. Lemons were developed as a hybrid that are said to have been brought to the Americas by explorer Christopher Columbus in 1493. Most of today's lemons are grown in the southeastern U.S., but the name of the sour yellow fruit has been appropriated for a law that protects consumers who have been sold a new or used vehicle plagued by problems affecting performance, safety or value.

That brings us to today's blog post topic: What is a Lemon Law and how can it be used to protect you?

Part II: the biggest auto recalls in history

Regular readers of our Lemon Law and Car Fraud Blog will recall that we recently published a post about the biggest auto recalls in U.S. history since the 1970 creation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In that post, we looked at a couple big auto recalls that happened not long after the NHTSA was established: the 1972 recall of 4.1 million Fords and the 1973 recall of 3.7 million GM vehicles. The Ford recall was over defective seatbelts and the GM vehicles were recalled to fix defective underbody shields.

Part I: the biggest auto recalls in history

One of the best things about the establishment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 1970 was that it required automakers to meet safety standards and issue recalls when vehicle defects affect motorist safety.

That brings us to today's question: which vehicle recalls have been the biggest in those nearly 50 years?

Jury Verdict of $500,000 Against Winnebago for Breach of Warranty

small resized RV photo.jpgAttorney Christina Gill Roseman of Roseman Law Firm, along with Ron Burdge and Beth Wells of Burdge Law Office, won a jury verdict against Winnebago for $500,000 on July 19, 2019. In Hanreck et al v. Winnebago, the Plaintiffs sued Winnebago under the federal Mansion Moss Warranty Act and the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

Cities are not planning for self-driving vehicles

Though Elon Musk believes that Tesla will roll out completely autonomous vehicles by the middle of 2020, city officials seem to be less optimistic.

According to a new study conducted by the "Journal of the American Planning Association," very few American city planners are working on anticipating the effects of self-driving cars.

Do you have to stop driving if your check engine light comes on?

There’s nothing worse than finally driving home after a long day and seeing your engine light come on. Depending on where you are and who you’re with at the time, it can be frustrating and scary. Plus, you may not know whether you can continue driving.

If your engine light, or malfunction indicator lamp, appears, it’s because your car’s computer is letting you know there’s a problem. The kind of mechanical issue you have will remain unidentified until you pull codes. But considering the possibilities, you may want to pull over and stop if you’re in a place where you can safely do so.

Christina Gill Roseman named 2019 Top 50 PA Woman Super Lawyer

Christina Gill Roseman, founding attorney of Roseman Law Firm, PLLC, has been named as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and has been selected to the Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists for 2019. Attorney Roseman has been previously named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

NHTSA launches investigation of more airbag woes

The news keeps getting worse for automakers and airbag manufacturers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that it is expanding its investigation into six different automakers after at least five deaths were linked to faulty electronics.

Readers will recall that the NHTSA recalled more than 56 million airbags manufactured by Japanese parts company Takata. The new investigation revolves around TRW, owned by Germany's parts giant, ZF. The six carmakers included in the NHTSA's investigation of 12.3 million airbags includes Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai and Mitsubishi.

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