GM Must Face Redhibition Claims Over Chevy Cruze Repairs

By Aebra Coe (March 17, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge ruled Monday that a class action against General Motors LLC may have made its case under the wrong laws, but the heart of its allegations, that the automaker sells cars that have to be repaired so often they're effectively useless, works as a redhibition claim and can proceed.

U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks Jr. said that when plaintiffs Amanda Morgan and Sean C. Benoit alleged GM breached an implied warranty of fitness in their May 29 complaint, they in fact adequately asked for recovery under Louisiana's statute for redhibition for the extensive repairs they say their car...

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