Jeep Drivers Fight For Class Cert. In Hacking Suit

Law360, New York (October 16, 2017, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Consumers claiming some Jeep vehicles are susceptible to hacking asked an Illinois federal court Friday to certify a class of 1.4 million car owners, even as Fiat Chrysler made a bid for a quick win in the case on the grounds that potential vulnerabilities are no basis for legal liability.

Plaintiffs Brian Flynn, George and Kelly Brown, and Michael Keith urged the court to certify a nationwide class of car owners who allegedly overpaid for their vehicles after learning, post-purchase, that remote hackers can take control of them over the internet.

Friday's motion was filed simultaneously with automaker FCA US LLC's...

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