Consumer Protection

Lemon law – Steering on BMW M4 is not repaired. $111,000. Los Angeles Federal Court.

Steering issues in $80,000 BMW M4 are not corrected despite repeated repair visits.

  • Case Name: Farzad Ardestani v. BMW of North America, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ford Motor Credit Company's wrongful credit reporting kills mortgage refinance. $379K. Los Angeles County.

Co-signer on an auto loan says Ford misreported payment and other credit information; that it damaged his credit score and prevented a mortgage refi.  Asks for emotional distress and punitive damages.

  • Case Name: Patrick Kealy v. Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 25, 2017

Lawyer, others promise home loan modifications. Fraud. $96K. Orange County.

A lawyer, now disbarred, and his associates offer home loan modification services, but don't perform after taking plaintiffs' money.

  • Case Name: Atilano Villalon et al. v. Gary Lee Lane, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, June 24, 2015