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Assembly to vote on lemon law changes


MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on changes to the state's lemon law on Wednesday.

The state's lemon law covers when consumers can sue auto manufacturers.  The Republican-sponsored bill up for a vote would tighten current law.  It would remove the ability to receive double damages in such cases and restrict the deadline for bringing a lawsuit from six years after purchasing a faulty vehicle to three years.

The latest version of the bill is a result of compromises made with bill sponsor Rep. Bill Kramer and trial attorneys who opposed the original measure.

The bill is backed by the state's largest business lobbying group, General Motors and a coalition of vehicle manufacturers and dealers.

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