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Plaintiff, a 25-year clerk, claimed that she experienced numerous problems with her Porsche vehicle, including a leaking dashboard, noisy stick-shift, the odor of leaking gasoline, the dashboard lights coming on, and poor gas mileage. She alleged that she was subsequently coerced and defrauded into trading in the Porsche for a new Volkswagen. She sued for rescission, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, negligent repair, breach of warranty and violations of California’s Consumer Lemon Laws.

Plaintiff was represented by John Mestad, of the Law Firm of Mestad & Sanborn. A Los Angeles downtown jury returned a defense verdict for Volkswagen of America.