Butler Snow’s Warranty Group has considerable experience representing major automobile manufacturers and dealers, aftermarket product manufacturers and dealers, extended warranty providers, and motor coach manufacturers and dealers in responding to and defending claims for breach of warranty under both the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) and state “lemon laws.” Our clients include businesses that design, manufacture, sell or furnish the product at issue.
The three types of warranties we typically defend against are express warranties, implied warranties and warranties of merchantability. Our attorneys also represent clients in strict liability cases. Warranty cases can become complex when multiple parties share in the liability, and even more so when personal injury allegations are claimed from an alleged defective product.
Warranty cases require an up-to-date knowledge of the most recent legislative enactments and case law, technical knowledge about motor vehicles, and an understanding of how automobiles are marketed and sold in the United States. We are prepared to try warranty cases before judge, jury or state-mandated mediation/arbitration. At the same time, we work with our client in looking for the earliest and best opportunity to reach a settlement that avoids further controversy and maintains good customer relationships.
Our firm represents one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the United States in the defense of breach of warranty, “lemon law” and Magnuson-Moss Act suits. We serve as regional and national counsel for several motor home manufacturers and appear in warranty suits against motor coach manufacturers in jurisdictions throughout the United States.