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Elizabeth Ahern Wells

Elizabeth Wells’s Legal Cases

13 total


  • Reagans v Mountainhigh Coachworks

    Practice Area:
    Lemon Law
    Date:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Outcome:
    Consumer prevailed
    Description:
    Novel case of first impression determining the extent of an innocent lender's liability for defunct seller's claims and defenses under 16 CFR 433, the FTC Holder Rule; lemon motorhome built by defunct California company, sold by defunct Rv dealer, judgment awarded against both of them; legal issue was the extent of the bank's liability for that judgment.
  • Klimaszewski v Ganley, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Lemon Law
    Outcome:
    Won Appeal, Sent to Private Arbitration, Won Private Arbitration
    Description:
    Issue was enforceability of car dealer's arbitration clause that dealer tried to use to keep consumer from being able to pursue their legal rights in court. The trial court upheld the binding arbitration clause. Consumer appealed to the Court of Appeals. The appeals court reversed trial court'ss decision to enforce arbitration clause in the sales contract, sending the case back to the trial court for litigation. The case was eventually sent to private arbitration and the Plaintiff consumer won on the merits.
  • Olah v Ganley Chevrolet, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Outcome:
    Consumer Won Appeal Re Arbitration; Consumer Won at Trial; Decision Reversed on Appeal
    Description:
    Court of appeals ruled for the consumer-plaintiff, holding the car dealer's binding arbitration clause and arbitration process was unconscionable because it misleads a consumer and fails to disclose material terms of the arbitration process. Consumer later won at trial.
  • Harris v. Ford Motor Company

    Practice Area:
    Lemon Law
    Outcome:
    Consumer Won Trial; Consumer Won Appeal.
    Description:
    Case involving a defective lemon 2003 Ford Taurus that stalled while driving. Judgment was awarded against Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company appealed; Consumer prevailed on appeal.
  • Wissel v. Land Rover North America, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Lemon Law
    Outcome:
    Consumer Won Trial.
    Description:
    Case involved a defective 2004 Land Rover Discovery SE with a water leak. Judgment was awarded against Land Rover North America, Inc. for breach of warranty. A new trial was later ordered and the case settled.
  • George v. Ganley East, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Outcome:
    Consumer Won Private Arbitration.
    Description:
    Case involved the fraudulent sale of a 2001 Ford Ranger. The arbitrator issued a decision in favor of the consumers.
  • Williams v Spitzer Autoworld Canton LLC

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Outcome:
    Ohio Supreme Court upheld statute & Evidence Rule
    Description:
    Was asked to draft and file Amicus brief on behalf of National Association of Consumer Advocates and Ohio Association for Justice; allowing Parole Evidence Rule to take effect in claims under the Consumer Sales Practices Act
  • Searles v Germain Ford of Columbus LLC

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Outcome:
    Consumer Won Appeal, Case later settled
    Description:
    Case of first impression determining that a consumer can bring both individual claims and a class action claim in the same case under Ohio’s Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices statute
  • Morris v. Carriage Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge

    Practice Area:
    Lemon Law
    Date:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Outcome:
    Won at trial.
    Description:
    Consumer Plaintiff purchased a brand new 2010 Dodge Challenger, but later discovered that the dealership had done repairs to conceal dents and scratches on the hood, roof, and side panels of the vehicle prior to selling the vehicle to him. Consumer would not have purchased the vehicle if he had known about the prior damage and repairs, because he intended to keep the vehicle as a collector/family heirloom.
  • Dodson v. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA

    Practice Area:
    Lemon Law
    Date:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Outcome:
    Won at trial.
    Description:
    Consumer Plaintiff purchased a defective 2004 Yamaha Roadstar that stalled while driving. Yamaha and its dealers were unable to fix the motorcycle and refused to take it back, so the Consumer Plaintiff sued.