Tesla lemon law case ends quietly with $126,836 settlement
Back in April we reported on a Wisconsin owner of a Tesla Model S that had some persistent technical difficulties. The car spent 66 days in the shop over its first 6 months, theoretically qualifying it as a “lemon” under Wisconsin law and entitling the owner to a refund.
After some sort of communication (or lack thereof, depending on whom you believe) between the parties, Robert Montgomery’s brazen lawyer, Vince Megna, rather obnoxiously stated his intent to file a lemon lawsuit against Tesla to the world in a YouTube video that went viral.
Tesla fired back in a blog post alleging the suspicious nature of the situation that led many on social media to believe Megna and his client weren’t as innocent as they claimed. Barely more than a week later, the public backlash and Tesla’s response led the doctor to retreat and opt for a settlement of $108,600 plus attorney fees as a refund for his defective Tesla.