Nissan Transmission defect

Owners of Nissan vehicles may be entitled to compensation for transmission problems.   The continuously variable transmission (“CVT”) known as the “JATCO CVT8HT.” CVT is defective in design, and as a result is prone to causing sudden, unexpected shaking  and violent jerking (commonly referred to as “juddering” or “shuddering”) when a driver attempts to accelerate.  See class [...]

Ford Transmission Class action

A group of owners and lessees of Ford Motor Co.'s Fiesta and Focus vehicles with allegedly faulty PowerShift transmissions asked a California federal judge Tuesday to reject a proposed settlement they claim allows attorneys and named plaintiffs to pocket substantial benefits while giving short shrift to large portions of the class. Owners of vehicles with [...]

Compensation for Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus Transmission Problems

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of  class of consumers who purchased  2011 through 2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012 through 2016 Ford Focus Ford's Dual Clutch or "PowerShift" Transmission. The lawsuit, entitled Vargas, et al. v. Ford Motor Company (Case No. CV12-08388 AB (FFMx)), was resolved by a proposed settlement that was preliminarily approved by the United [...]

Claims for Sale of Recalled Products

  Home Depot is paying a $5.7 million in penalties to settle charges stemming from allegations that it consumer products that had been recalled.  According to a Law360 news report, the settlement resolves charges that Home Depot sold nearly 3,000 units of recalled consumer products including light fixtures, smoke alarms and other items. According to the  Consumer Product [...]

SETTLEMENT IN DO NOT CALL ENERGY LITIGATION

This is a Notice of a proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit Abramson v. Alpha Gas and Electric, LLC, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 15-CV-05299-KMK (the “Action”). The settlement would resolve claims against defendant Alpha Gas and Electric, LLC (“Alpha”) arising from telemarketing calls made by it to cellular telephone numbers in alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the “TCPA”). 

Jeep Compass Sun Roof Water Leak

After Plaintiff purchased a Chrysler Jeep Compass ("Compass vehicle" or the "vehicle"), water began leaking from the factory-installed sunroof when there was "a 'hard' rain." Plaintiff could not determine the source of the water leak and took the Compass vehicle to the Dover Chrysler dealership "where it was 'water tested.'" (Id.) The test was covered by the Basic Limited Warranty that was sold with the vehicle, which resulted in Plaintiff paying nothing out-of-pocket for the test. (Id. ¶ 27.) The water leak was the result of the sunroof glass being out of adjustment in its frame.

Company Liability for Other Making Calls

Even if discovery shows that a third party agent acting on the defendant's behalf made the calls in question, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act would still provide for liability. The Supreme Court of the United States recently clarified that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act does provide for vicarious liability. See Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 136 [...]