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My Lawnmower Won’t Start After Being Repaired. What Now?

The Law & You
July 10, 2013

The Law and You

My Lawnmower Won’t Start After Being Repaired. What Now?

A viewer took his lawnmower to get repaired. But after getting the mower back, it failed to start. He’s concerned about the cost of the repairs. Is there anything he can do? Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli offer legal advice.

Dave Kuharchik: It’s time once again for “The Law & You.” Joining us, as always, are attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli from Fellerman and Ciarimboli in Kingston. Guys, great to have you back on the show.

Greg Fellerman: Thanks, Dave.

Dave: It is the season for lawn-mowing which is also the subject for today’s question, “I took my lawn mower in to be repaired at a local store. When I got back and took it home, it wouldn’t start no matter what I did. So I took it back to the store. They fixed it again, or so I thought. It still doesn’t work. What do I do now? I’ve laid out a lot of cash and the grass is getting really high.”

Greg: Well, it’s pretty simple. You have a contract with that company, that little local store, that’s making the repair on your lawnmower. Go back and make demands on one of two things; One, they can fix it or two, they can return your money. If they don’t, you have a right to take legal action against that store.

Ed Ciarimboli: If things get really bad, when you go back to them and they keep refusing to either fix it or give you your money back, then what you can do is take them to small claims court. Small claims court is anything less than eight to ten thousand dollars. You can go and you can demand your money back. You’ll basically have a mini trial where you’ll present evidence in front of a magistrate. You’re going to be able to tell the magistrate, “Listen, I went there, this is what the contract was for, they haven’t done the repairs, my lawn mower doesn’t work” and you can ultimately get your money back.

Dave: Alright, we know results matter with Fellerman and Ciarimboli, how can our viewers get in touch with you guys?

Greg: They can check us out at our web-site at or on the phone at 570-714-4878.

Dave: Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli from Fellerman and Ciarimboli in Kingston. Thank you being here for today’s edition of “The Law & You.”

Greg: Thanks for having us Dave.

Dave: Don’t forget, if you have a question for the law you can head over to

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