GM Can't Escape Chevy Cruze Emissions Suit

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 7:32 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday largely refused to dismiss a potential class action against General Motors LLC claiming the company lied about how much diesel certain cars emitted, finding that the buyers have standing and sufficiently pled that they overpaid for their cars based on GM’s alleged misrepresentations.

U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington said that the nine named plaintiffs could reasonably have been economically injured by GM’s representations that the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was "a clean diesel.” For some, that standing is because the representations were a factor in buying the car, but for others it's because the...

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