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Jeep Buyers Can't Revive Fuel Tank Suit, 8th Circ. Rules

Law360 (August 10, 2018, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Friday refused to revive a proposed class action alleging Fiat Chrysler misrepresented the safety of certain Jeep vehicles with fuel tanks that supposedly posed a fire risk, saying the man who brought the suit wasn't necessarily aware of the statements at issue when he purchased his Jeep.

A three-judge panel shot down David Faltermeier's appeal of a summary judgment order in favor of FCA US LLC given a lack of evidence connecting the automaker's statements about the safety of the vehicles to Faltermeier's August 2013 purchase of his 2003 Jeep Liberty.

"After carefully reviewing the record, we agree...

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Appellate - 8th Circuit

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4190 Other Contract Actions

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May 18, 2017

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