July 8, 2024

Gearing Up For Trial Against General Motors

This is the latest in our class action chronicles. We are currently representing Colorado residents who own or lease a 2011-2014 GM truck or SUV in a class action lawsuit against General Motors, LLC.


The Issue?

The lawsuit claims that vehicles with a Generation IV 5.3L LC9 engine have been experiencing high oil consumption because of faulty piston rings. This issue could significantly impact the performance and lifespan of the vehicles rather than being just a minor inconvenience.

Why It Matters

This case is like our class action lawsuit from last October, through which we obtained a $102.6 million verdict involving consumer rights and product reliability.

The case is being presided over by Judge Regina M. Rodriguez in the District of Colorado and aims to hold GM accountable for the alleged defects. We have filed similar consumer class actions in New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Missouri.

Case Timeline

  • July 7, 2022: Judge Rodriguez partially denied GM’s motion to dismiss, leading to a discovery phase.
  • October 5, 2022: The plaintiff moved for class certification.
  • May 5, 2023: Judge Rodriguez certified an implied warranty class, focusing on the alleged defect and its impact on the vehicles’ merchantability.

What’s Next?

A trial is set for December 2, 2024, where the core question will be whether GM breached its Implied Warranty of Merchantability. The Beasley Allen legal team and Dicello Levitt attorneys are ready to represent the class members’ interests and hold GM accountable.

The outcome of this litigation could have a big impact on vehicle owners and manufacturers alike. For those affected, this lawsuit represents a chance to seek justice and potentially receive compensation for the troubles and expenses caused by the reported problem.

This case also serves as another reminder that people have the power to challenge big companies when things aren’t right.

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