CONSUMER LAW: LEMON LAW: ARBITRATION: REFUND OPTION: ATTORNEY’S FEES

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. Popham, ___ So. 3d ___, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D1072 (Fla. 4th DCA 5/18/11)

The Fourth District Court of Appeal, in a Lemon Law case, reaffirmed its holding in General Motors, LLC  v. Bowie, ___ So. 3d ___, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D821 (Fla. 4th DCA 4/20/11), that “‘damages’ under section 681.112 [Florida Statutes] do not include attorney’s fees incurred in pursuing the refund option through arbitration.”