Mercedes Benz pays $618,000 in lemon law case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Mercedes Benz has paid the $618,000 the Wisconsin Supreme Court says it owed in a lemon law case after the victorious attorney sought garnishment of earnings from six Mercedes Benz dealers in the state.
Attorney Vince Megna says the payment from Mercedes Benz was hand-delivered on Monday. That was 11 days after Megna filed the garnishment action in court because the car company had not yet paid the judgment as ordered by the state Supreme Court in May.
The ruling grew out of a 2005 case involving a Waukesha businessman who bought a defective $56,000 Mercedes-Benz, but the company argued it wasn't liable because the owner didn't provide information needed to grant a refund.
The Supreme Court disagreed and ordered the payment.
Megna says attorneys' fees will likely eclipse $200,000.