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MADISON, Wis. â€” A judge has ordered Mercedes-Benz USA LLC to payÂ $482,000 in damages and legal fees to a Wisconsin customer who was sold aÂ defective car and not given a refund on time.
Vince Megna, a Milwaukee lawyer who represents the customer, said heÂ believes the judgment is the largest involving a single car under aÂ state “lemon law,” which protect consumers who are sold junk cars.
Mercedes-BenzÂ spokeswoman Donna Boland said the company, a unit of the German carÂ maker Daimler AG, is disappointed the judge overturned an earlierÂ verdict in favor of the company. The spat over the 2005 Mercedes-Benz EÂ 320 has already dragged on more than four years, and the company’sÂ lawyer on Friday asked the court to put the judgment on hold pending anÂ appeal. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz hit with large ‘lemon law’ judgment” »
We all know why big time law firms do pro bono work. It could be for many reasons. All clearly altruistic and humanitarian. â€œGiving back to the communityâ€. Giving associates some legal experience. It could be for reputational effect, or simply, for that warm, fuzzy feeling we all get inside when helping those less fortunate.
Generally speaking, pro bono work makes for good press. But this is not always the case.
Pillsbury Winthrop, a major law firm based out of San Fran, received a good beat-down in the local San Francisco media this week for its pro bono help to a man named Bob Kaufman. Continue reading “Big Law Firm Gets Berated For Pro Bono Work With Junk Cars” »