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Mercedes-Benz hit with large 'lemon law' judgment

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MADISON (AP) -- A judge is ordering Mercedes-Benz to pay $482,000 in damages and legal fees to a customer who was sold a defective car and not given a refund on time.

Vince Megna, a lawyer who represents the customer, said the judgment could be the largest involving a single car under a state "lemon law," which protect consumers who are sold faulty cars.

A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman says the company is disappointed in the ruling and considering an appeal.

The case started when Marco Marquez of Waukesha purchased a Mercedes-Benz in 2005 for $56,000.

The car often failed to start. Despite several repair attempts, the dealership couldn't fix it and Marquez demanded his money back. After the company failed to give a refund in the 30 days required under Wisconsin law, he filed the lawsuit.

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