2020 California Code
Vehicle Code - VEH
DIVISION 5 - OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 11 - Consumer Recovery Fund
After the recovery corporation pays or rejects a claim, all of the following apply:
(a) Immediately upon payment, the recovery corporation shall be subrogated to all of the consumer’s rights against the dealer or lessor-retailer to the extent of the amount of the payment.
(b) The recovery corporation may bring an action to recover the amount of the payment plus interest at the rate of 10 percent per annum and shall be entitled to recover costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
(c) Within 10 days of paying the claim, the recovery corporation shall inform the department of the payment of the claim, the amount of the payment, and the name and address of the dealer or lessor-retailer that is the subject of the claim. Upon the department’s request, the recovery corporation shall provide the department with a copy of the claim application and other documents received by the recovery corporation in connection with the claim.
(d) Within 15 days of paying or rejecting the claim, the recovery corporation shall serve the dealer or lessor-retailer that is the subject of the claim with notice of the recovery corporation’s disposition of the claim in the manner provided for service in subdivision (b) of Section 12207.
(e) After the consumer receives payment of the eligible claim from the recovery corporation, the consumer shall not seek to recover the amount received from the recovery corporation for the eligible claim from the dealer’s bond required by Section 11710. Nothing in this subdivision affects any other rights the consumer may have as provided in Section 12217.
(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 437, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2008.)