A warranty is a guarantee made by the seller or manufacturer of a product – most durable goods and consumer items – that it is of a certain quality and durability. Purchasers and users expect the product to perform as intended, and when they don’t, warranties hold the sellers and manufacturers accountable.
When a product fails to perform properly, it may be considered a breach of warranty, and you may be entitled to damages. Your ability to bring a claim depends on a number of factors including whether the warranty is express (verbal or written) or implied (unwritten and unspoken). The laws and remedies governing warranties also vary from state to state.
The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz are involved in a number of warranty lawsuits, including:
- Mickens v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 2:10-CV-O5842 (D.N.J.), breach of 5 year, 50,000 mile corrosion warranty on dozens of models of Ford vehicles
- Hevey v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 12-CV-14257 (E.D. Mich.), breach of express warranty relating to the flat-towing of selected Ford vehicles
Unfortunately, manufacturers and sellers of non-performing or substandard products don’t live up to their promises, leaving consumers no choice but to pursue legal action. If you purchased a product that has failed to perform as warranted, please give us a call to discuss your rights and options.