Originally Posted by ILC32
Care to provide a cite for that? I am unaware of a law that prevents a clearly stated limitation (i.e., your transmission is warranted against all defects for 30 launches or 40,000 miles, whichever comes first) from being enforceable.
I'm not a lawyer and the laws vary by state, I beleive it's under the umbrella of implied warrenties. I would be much obliged if someone in the know could weigh in, even if they indicate that I'm wrong.
Ultimately US Laws and the litigious nature of US society are responsible for the variation.