2nd Circ. Mulls Reviving Chrysler Brake Defect Suit

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday grilled attorneys on whether a consumer can bring a proposed class action against Chrysler Group LLC over premature brake failures in Dodge and Chrysler vehicles without citing the alleged cause of those failures.

During oral arguments, a three-judge panel focused largely on whether consumer Anthony Cali's suit would survive dismissal without alleging why brake pads and brake rotors wore out or warped prematurely.

Cali claimed the front brake pads and front and rear brake rotors on 2008 and 2009 Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles wore out or needed to be...

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