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      Your Dodge Ram 2500 may not be able to pass a SMOG Test

      Some of our clients have been told that the dealerships do not have a fix, and that they simply need to keep driving the truck – even after Recall S87 has been performed. Dodge may be required to repurchase your 2014 – 2015 Dodge Ram 2500, and then also pay any legal fees.

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      ATTENTION OWNERS OF FORD FOCUS AND FORD FIESTA

      You are running out of time to act. Ford has settled a Class Action lawsuit involving the transmission in the 2012 – 2016 Ford Focus and 2011 – 2016 Ford Fiesta. The transmission is called Dual Power Shift 6-Speed (DPS6) or simply Power Shift. This settlement may significantly limit your rights and prevent you from getting even more money. You must act before September 5, 2017!

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      TOYOTA STALLING ISSUE

      2016 – 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA MAY STALL AND IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE   Toyota has just announced a recall of approximately 32,000 Tacoma pickups from the 2016 and 2017 model years. The recall applies to 2016 – 2017 Toyota Tacoma trucks equipped with a V6 engine. These Tacoma trucks may stall. Your 2016 – 2017 Toyota Tacoma trucks may be unsafe to drive.  If you own a 2016 – 2017 Toyota Tacoma, please contact Rosner, Barry & Babbitt’s Auto Fraud Legal Center for a free evaluation of your rights. We are here to help you! We have been representing consumers in California for over thirty years. Click to continue to Toyota Differential Issue... read more

      TOYOTA DIFFERENTIAL ISSUE

      2016 – 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA MAYBE LEAKING DIFFERENTIAL FLUID AND UNSAFE TO DRIVE On April 27, 2017, Toyota Motors Sales filed a Defect report with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosing a safety defect in the 2016 – 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The rear differential may leak fluid. The rear differential enables you to drive safely down the road, and cannot function properly without fluid. Toyota stated that 2016 – 2017 Toyota Tacoma trucks should not be driven until any leaking differential is repaired. You may have received a letter from Toyota in June related to the leaking rear differential. However, Toyota does not have parts to repair the rear differential on the Toyota Tacoma. We understand that Toyota dealers are holding Toyota Tacoma trucks on their lots – sometimes for several months – until the repair can be performed. If you own a 2016 – 2017 Toyota Tacoma, please contact Rosner, Barry & Babbitt’s Auto Fraud Legal Center for a free evaluation of your rights. We are here to help you! We have been representing consumers in California for over thirty years. Click to continue to Toyota Stalling Issue... read more

      Rosner, Barry & Babbitt Sues SmileCare

      Rosner, Barry & Babbitt, LLP has filed a class action against Coast Dental Services, Inc., otherwise known as SmileCare in San Diego County Superior Court: Simon v. Coastal Dental Services, Inc., Case No. 37-2014-00030167-CU-CO-CTL. The action is based on SmileCare’s failure to comply with California law when helping patients obtain credit cards to pay for dental services. California law, in Bus. & Prof. Code Section 654.3, requires SmileCare to provide the following to its patients before it can help a patient obtain a credit card to pay for dental services and/or provide any dental services

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      Why Did Ford Extend Its Warranty On My Ford Focus Or My Ford Fiesta?

                  If you drive a Ford Focus orFord Fiesta you probably just received a letter Ford.  This letter announces that Ford has decidedto extend the warranty on the transmission on your vehicle.  This letter followed thousands of customerswho complained about a harsh shift or the basic handling of the transmission onthe Focus or Fiesta vehicles. This letter announced that Ford had extended thewarranty on your transmission to your warranty seven (7) years or 100,000 miles,whichever occurs first.  Ford alsoannounced that it was directing its dealerships to service your transmissionfree of charge. 

                  Service mytransmission?  Didn’t the dealer tell youthat there was nothing to fix?  Didn’tthe dealer tell you that your complaint was normal?  Or that there was nothing to repair?  What’s an “automated manualtransmission?”  You may say to yourself,“I thought I purchased an automatic transmission.”  So what’s going on?  If there’s nothing to repair, or my concernsare normal, why did Ford extend the warranty on my car?  You may have a claim for a breach of warrantyor a false advertising claim against Ford. Please contact Rosner, Barry & Babbitt and the Auto Fraud LegalCenter for a free evaluation.

       

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      Outsourcing Justice – New Book About Federal Arbitration Act

      Paul Bland, Senior Attorney at Public Justice, wrote a piece on Professor Imre Szalai’s new book on arbitration. Here’s what Paul has to say:

      http://publicjustice.net/blog/important-new-book-proves-federal-arbitration-act-badly-distorted-by-supreme-court This post examines a recentlypublished book by an extraordinary law professor, Imre Szalai, who has goneback through the papers of the three men who drafted and lobbied for and pushedthe Federal Arbitration Act.  In painstaking historical detail, reviewingall sorts of primary materials, he establishes convincingly that the FAA wasnever intended to (a) apply to employment contracts at all; or (b) apply totake-it-or-leave-it contracts.  This book is an important development inthe historical scholarship on the Act, and demonstrates conclusively that theFAA has been distorted and mis-shaped by the U.S. Supreme Court in recentdecades.  The Act now covers millions of people and transactions that itwas never intended to address.

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      Motor Home Problems on the Rise

      The economic downturn caused the motor home industry to go stagnant. Rosner, Barry & Babbitt, LLP saw several manufacturers and dealership file for bankruptcy protection or go out of business. Now that the economy has recovered motor home manufacturers are once again beginning to sell their product. You should know that motor home dealers are subject to the same financing disclosure requirements as car dealers. Once again, our attorneys are beginning to see that the motor home dealers are failing to adhere to their responsibilities to make the mandated financial disclosures. These dealers are proving that they are as unscrupulous as car dealers. Find our more about our most recent case after the jump.

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      California Dealers Fraudulently Overcharging Vehicle License Fees

      A vehicle purchase contract is a complicated document. Over two feet long with hundreds and hundreds of words printed on the front and back, it is nearly impossible for the average consumer to digest all this information. Because of this, unscrupulous dealers have been able to insert fraudulent terms and charges without the consumer finding out.

      In its nearly 30 years of existence, Rosner, Barry & Babbitt, LLP has found numerous cases of auto fraud hidden in the maze of the lengthy sales contract. The latest auto fraud dealers are committing is grossly overcharging vehicle license fees. Read more to find out how one dealer charged a consumer nearly 50 times the actual license fees!

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