Motor Vehicle Lessees Are Not Entitled to the Protections of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

For DealersEdge CFO & Controller Report (April 2003)

This article discusses the implications of the Court of Appeals of New York decision in DiCintio v. DaimlerChrysler, 768 N.E.2d 1121 (N.Y. 2002), that lessees of motor vehicles are not entitled to the protections of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Based on this decision, auto dealers (and manufacturers) who are sued by motor vehicle lessees on the grounds that the dealer violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act should consider having their attorneys file a motion to dismiss those claims pursuant to DiCintio. Please contact Laura if you would like a copy of this article.

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