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Assembly to vote on lemon law changes

Assembly to vote on lemon law changes

By the Associated Press. CREATED Jun 12, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly is poised to vote on changes to the state's lemon law which covers when consumers can sue auto manufacturers.

The bill up for a vote Wednesday removes the ability to receive double damages in such cases and restricts the deadline for bringing a lawsuit from six years after purchasing a faulty vehicle to three years.

While the Republican-sponsored measure tightens current law, it doesn't go as far as originally proposed.

The latest version is the result of compromises made with bill sponsor Rep. Bill Kramer and trial attorneys who opposed the original measure.

The bill is backed by the state's largest business lobbying group as well as General Motors and a coalition of vehicle manufacturers and dealers.