Chicago, Illinois (PressExposure) April 20, 2011 -- A consumer from downstate Bloomington, Illinois received a jury verdict against General Motors, LLC ("GM") for breach of express warranty and breach of implied warranty in connection with her purchase of a defective 2010 Cadillac SRX. Shelly Newman filed a complaint against GM after her attempts to have various defects in her vehicle repaired by an authorized GM dealership failed. Ms. Newman contacted Krohn & Moss, Ltd., a Chicago law firm that has handled over 35,000 cases since its inception in 1995, seeking to enforce her rights as a consumer. Krohn & Moss, initially contacted GM in writing seeking a resolution to Ms. Newman's case without having to seek court intervention. However, efforts to resolve this "lemon law" dispute were unsuccessful and ultimately the case proceeded to trial.
In reaching the verdict, the jury found that GM had been provided a "reasonable number of attempts" to repair Ms. Newman's vehicle but failed to do so. The jury awarded Ms. Newman $7,000.00 in damages representing how much she overpaid for her vehicle due to its defects along with the aggravation of being forced to live with the problems. As a result of the verdict in Ms. Newman's favor, Krohn & Moss, Ltd. was also able to seek and receive payment for its attorneys' fees from GM as is required by various state and federal laws after prevailing in a "lemon law" case. Eric Kaczander of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. who was the lead trial attorney for Ms. Newman in commenting on the jury's verdict stated, "This verdict sends a message to all manufacturers that they need to stand behind their products and the excuse that they are 'working on a fix' for the very product they manufactured and profited from is unacceptable." Mr. Kaczander can be reached by calling Krohn & Moss, Ltd. at (312)578-9428, extension 274 or e-mail Mr. Kaczander directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information concerning this case, please reference Tazewell County, Circuit Clerk 10th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Case No. 10 LM 393.