California Court of Appeal
Donlen v. Ford Motor Company, C065722
The trial court erred in granting defendant a new trial following a jury verdict awarding plaintiff damages in his lemon law action against defendant, and the judgment in favor of plaintiff is affirmed, where: 1) there was no error in law on which the trial court could grant a new trial because its denial of defendant's motion in limine motion finding that the non-warranty repair evidence was relevant and not unduly prejudicial, was not error; 2) the new trial order cannot be affirmed on the ground of lack of substantial evidence, as the trial court did not specify that as a ground for granting the motion; and 3) substantial evidence supported the verdict.
- Decided 06/14/2013
- Published 06/14/2013
- California Court of Appeal