Plaintiff says GM violated Lemon Law and UTPCPL, among other statutes

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 21, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Perkiomenville man alleges General Motors violated federal and state laws when it sold him an automobile he alleges was prone to a number of mechanical problems and defects.

John Ronald Burbich filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 16 versus General Motors, LLC c/o CSC of Wilmington, Del.

Per the litigation, on March 29, 2016, Burbich leased a new 2016 Buick Encore, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $29,167.00, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law.

Burbich soon learned the vehicle’s defects included power loss and a defective engine. Burbich added the defendant’s authorized service facility had made three attempts to comply with its express warranties, but the attempts were ineffective or not performed within a reasonable amount of time.

For alleged violation of the Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, breach of warranty, violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) and revocation of acceptance of contract, the plaintiff is seeking damages in an amount equal to the purchase price of the subject vehicle, collateral charges and attorney’s fees, not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Michael Power of Power & Associates, in Glen Mills.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170601750

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