Tesla lemon law case ends quietly with $126,836 settlement

Just over three months after the news was made public that a Wisconsin lawyer planned to file a lemon lawsuit against Tesla on behalf of his client, the self-proclaimed “lemon law king” released yet another video concluding the saga.

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.


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What was the original objective of the lawsuit? I've never heard of any Lemon lawsuit that sought anything other than the refund of the car's value and attorneys fees. The people suing Tesla may be weird, but didn't they just come away with a complete "win" and Tesla a "loss?" The Mfg., Tesla, gets the car back, so "loss" is relative in any lemon law case.