Nissan Dodges Smart Key Roll-Away Accusations

Law360, Chicago (June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge axed a putative class action Thursday alleging Nissan North America Inc.'s smart key system is dangerous because it can allow cars to roll away when the engine is off, saying none of the plaintiffs actually experienced a rollaway and that they failed to allege any injury.

U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong granted Nissan's bid to toss the plaintiffs' first amended complaint after finding that many of the suit's claims failed to meet applicable pleading standards. The judge gave the plaintiffs 21...
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Case Information

Case Title

Taragan et al v. Nissan North America, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract Product Liability


Saundra Brown Armstrong

Date Filed

August 10, 2009

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