Kanawha man sues GM under Lemon Law

by Kyla Asbury |
Apr. 20, 2010, 10:00am

CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County man is suing General Motors for breach of warranty under the West Virginia Lemon Law.

On Feb. 18, 2009, Jonathan Wilkinson purchased a new 2009 Chevrolet HHR LS from Tate-Porter Auto Mall for $18,590, according to a complaint filed March 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Wilkinson claims after he purchased the vehicle, he experienced repeated non-conformities with the vehicle, which substantially impaired the use and market value of the vehicle and caused him to fear for his safety when operating the vehicle.

As a result of the defendant's failure to conform the vehicle to the warranties after a reasonable number of attempts, Wilkinson claims he was damaged by the loss of use of the vehicle, and has suffered annoyance, inconvenience and incurred expenses for alternative transportation.

Wilkinson is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price, including sales tax, license and registration, and other reasonable expenses incurred for the purchase of the vehicle with interest; damages for the costs of repairs reasonably required to conform the vehicle to the express warranty; and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience. He is being represented by Michael L. Glasser.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-580

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