Under Georgia's lemon law, both plaintiffs and defendants can appeal in the event of a loss--and that's exactly what General Motors is doing.

Patrick Morse traded his Buick in on a pretty new Cadillac, that's where his trouble started. Morse got one hell of a deal, picking up a 3-year-old dealer demo for 40 percent off the $47,000 sticker.

"I bought the car on a Friday, and it was seen in the dealership Monday when it would not start," Morse told Channel 2's Jim Strickland. "It's averaging at least one visit per month to the dealership since I've owned it."

The car has been in for tail lamp issues, sunroof problems, the windshield, a new battery and a transmission that keeps surging and still GM won't be cajoled into taking Morse's Caddy back despite Morse's 2014 arbitration victory.

"I represented myself through arbitration. And they brought in their attorneys and their reps and their experts and I still prevailed," Morse said.

That was until the General decided to appeal the lemon law victory, taking Morse to court in a rare legal move. According to Morse's attorney, Alex Simanovsky, GM's wrangling has everything to do with the deal his client received.

"I'm not sure why they're picking this fight. I suspect they don't like the fact that Mr. Morse got such a good deal on this vehicle.

"He paid below sticker for it, and they don't want him to replace his vehicle, his Cadillac, with a comparable Cadillac."

Georgia records show the move isn't a rarity for GM, having appealed more lemon law cases than any other manufacturer, 7 since 2014 to be exact.

To make matters worse, Morse's Cadillac is now out of warranty--not only is he fighting tooth and nail with GM to replace his lemon, all repairs are now coming out of his pocket for a car he doesn't want.