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I am finally going to file under the lemon law and my lawyer has emailed me the following statement.....

"My intitial impression is that you appear to have a legitimate Lemon Law claim against General Motors, violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act against the maufacturer and possibly the dealership, as well as breaches of implied and express warranties and breach of contract. From my review of the documents, you have six different visits at three different dealerships for a steering problem, plus a possible refusal by an authorized service provider to honor the warranty. This should be a good basis for a Lemon Law claim. "

I know I should ask the lawyer obviously these questions, but I wanted to get everyone input also.

Here are my questions:
1. I am covered from paying attorney costs under the lemon law and Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, but is the lawyer going to charge me extra for the following: "breaches of implied and express warranties and breach of contract."

2. The lawyer wants me to sign documentation that states his lawyer fees. I heard in the state of WI under the lemon law a client doesn't have to sign any documentation. Once you sign your actually responsible for the attorney fees not covered in a buyback.

3. Let's say I get a buyback for $25,000, and the lawyer fees are $3,500. Is that $3,500 taken out of the buyback price or this separate from the buyback price

Let me know, thanks!

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