Fiat Chrysler Says Drivers In Hacking Suit Agreed To Arbitrate

Law360, New York (July 11, 2016, 11:24 PM EDT) -- Fiat Chrysler on Monday told an Illinois federal court that two drivers leading a proposed class action over an alleged defect they say could allow criminals to easily hack into their vehicles’ electronics systems agreed to arbitrate their claims when they bought their cars at a steep discount.

Named plaintiffs Kelly and George Brown bought their 2014 Jeep Cherokee on a friend-of-employee discount and signed a contract with a provision that any warranty dispute would be resolved through arbitration, FCA US LLC said. The scope of that agreement extends to all of their claims against the carmaker, according to Fiat....

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