Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro
Tesla Settles With The “King of Lemon Law”
July 17th, 2014 by Christopher DeMorro
You can please some people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. That’s the lesson Tesla has learned after taking on an unhappy Model S owner and Milwaukee lawyer Vince Menga, the self-proclaimed “King of Lemon Laws”.
Tesla has settled a lawsuit with the King of Lemon Law, refunding the cost of the supposedly defective Model S and paying Vince Menga’s court fees, for a total refund of some $126,000.
Of course there’s more to this story, and Tesla indicated that some sketchy behavior had been tracked by service technicians, hinting that perhaps this lawsuit wasn’t on the up-and-up. On the flip side, the new owner of a Signature Model S Performance claims his car was in for service for 66 days out of the first few months he owned it, calling the car defective and demanding his money back.
In the end Tesla refunded his money, and Vince Menga got to claim another victory (of sorts), leading him to make the weird video below that counts as his victory lap.
Like I said, you can’t please everybody all of the time, but customers overwhelmingly love the Tesla Model S, which has cleaned up in just about every awards category. So who do you trust, a weirdo lawyer, or all the people who have heaped praise and awards upon the Tesla Model S?
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