Chrysler Says Class Action Over Brakes Based On Hearsay

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Chrysler Group LLC moved Thursday to toss a putative class action alleging the company actively concealed defects that cause the brakes of its Dodge Journey crossover SUV to fail sooner than expected, saying the complaint has no legal grounding and is largely based on hearsay.

Chrysler said plaintiff Giuliano Belle's allegations that the company actively hid defects in the Journey — including too-small brake pads and rotors — are based on unspecified complaints made to an unidentified consumer website, with no indication that these complaints were...
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