Fiat Says Drivers' Attys Allowed Contamination Of Evidence

By John Kennedy (November 6, 2017, 3:28 PM EST) -- Fiat Chrysler on Friday told an Ohio federal court to disqualify lawyers representing a proposed class of Jeep Wrangler drivers, arguing that they allowed one of their clients to compromise "highly relevant" evidence so severely that it is "basically useless."

The lawsuit centers on claims that model year 2012-2017 Jeep Wrangler engines are not sufficiently cleaned of material known as "casting sand," which is used to create engine block molds, resulting in a manufacturing defect that causes sludge to build up in their radiators and oil coolers, ultimately destroying those parts. FCA US LLC took issue with the fact that Joseph...

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