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How does the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act facilitate buyers in suing sellers and manufacturers?
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a significant federal regulation that plays a crucial role in protecting consumers' rights in warranty cases. This Act mandates sellers and manufacturers of consumer goods to clearly define the terms of express warranties and explicitly state the conditions for maintaining warranty coverage. It also requires sellers to disclose whether warranties are "full" or "limited", thereby allowing sellers to limit an implied warranty to the duration of the express warranty. One of the key provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is its facilitation of buyers in suing sellers and manufacturers in breach of warranty cases. The Act empowers buyers to file lawsuits in federal court, in addition to state court, for claims exceeding $50,000. This is a significantly lower limit compared to other types of claims, making it more accessible for consumers to seek legal redress. Moreover, the Act allows buyers to recover attorney's fees and other court-related costs when they win their case. This provision can significantly reduce the financial burden on consumers who might otherwise be deterred from pursuing legal action due to high legal costs.
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