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Jul 062013
 

Laffey, Bucci & Kent has joined a national case against Ford which is based on allegations of sudden acceleration defects in certain models of Ford vehicles. The case was featured in the West Virginia Record, a legal journal (wvrecord.com, Another Sudden Acceleration Class Action Filed Against Ford, June 20, 2013).

Several years ago, Toyota faced a similar claim, based on the problem of sudden acceleration. That case ended in a $1.1 billion dollar settlement last year.

The claims are not based on accidents or injury, but rather, economic loss. The Complaint alleges that Ford knowingly concealed the issue from consumers who thus paid more than they should have for their cars.

The plaintiffs are various owners and previous owners of Ford model cars which were manufactured between 2002 and 2010. They are from many states across the United States, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

Two cases are pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The first case was filed this Spring, and the second case was filed last month in June. Most of the same attorneys filed the March 28 complaint.

Related News: Ford Sudden Acceleration Lawsuit News

The out-of-state firms on the June complaint are from:

  • California,
  • Florida,
  • Illinois,
  • Kansas,
  • Michigan,
  • Missouri,
  • Ohio, and
  • Pennsylvania.

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