Marquez v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLCAnnotate this Case
Marco Marquez, the consumer, brought this action against Mercedes-Benz USA, alleging that his new car was a "lemon" under the state's Lemon Law, that he requested a refund and provided Mercedes-Benz with the required notice and information, and that Mercedez-Benz failed to provide a refund within the thirty-day period as required under the Lemon Law. At issue in this case was whether Marquez intentionally thwarted Mercedes-Benz's attempt to provide a refund within the thirty-day statutory period by failing to provide necessary information. On remand, the jury found in favor of Mercedes-Benz, but the circuit court entered a directed verdict in favor of Marquez, finding no credible evidence that Marquez intentionally thwarted Mercedes-Benz's efforts to provide a refund. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that no credible evidence supported the jury's verdict, and therefore, the circuit court was not clearly wrong in directing the verdict in favor of Marquez.