Ohio revises lemon law, reflecting Japan disasterAssociated Press, 07.15.11, 01:18 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio has made some changes in its new-car "lemon law" on a request from automakers still struggling to get repair parts in the aftermath of this year's earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
A revision in the law offering consumer protections to buyers of troublesome new vehicles was tucked into the new state budget that took effect at the beginning of the month. It cuts car companies some slack if a natural disaster or riot makes it tough for them to get parts to fix a defective vehicle, The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday.
"What happened in Japan is such a huge issue, with so many parts and vehicle plants that were affected by the tsunami," said Scott Corbitt, director of policy and legislation for the Ohio attorney general's office.
In such occasions, the law now allows an unspecified amount of extra time for repairs before the car company is required to permanently replace the vehicle or pay a refund. However, during the extended wait, the car's owner must be provided with a loaner vehicle, Corbitt told the Dispatch.
A consortium of automakers sought the change, citing parts manufacturing delays in Japan following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country's northeast coast on March 11.
The Ohio law's new wrinkle is called a "fair trade-off" by consumer watchdog Kip Morse, president of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio.
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---If life hands you lemons, make lemonade
By MARK LANDLER
After five days of headlines, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to highlight the hard work of American diplomats.
Clinton Tries to Make Lemonade
似乎是說 將就 維基解秘 :
|Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs: |
If life hands you lemons, make lemonade
And a little stand by-the-side-of-the-road is a good spot to learn from a wise saying: If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But, we'd like to add, then market it, franchise it, and sell it to a major international conglomerate as a fresh fruit drink.
[1996 F. Popcorn Clicking iii. 408]
As a family, the Upshaws have developed a unique capacity, as Martha puts it, to make ‘lemonade out of lemons’—an attitude that has helped her to remain grounded.
[2000 New York Times Mag. 8 Oct. 57 (advertisement)]
You are the perfect example of the adage ‘When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.’ Not only have you strengthened your marriage, you have discovered new interests.Related to: adversity
[2002 Washington Post 5 April C10]
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