Omar Vargas v. Ford Motor Company

  1. May 2, 2018

    Ford Objectors Won't Be Made To Pay $475K Appeal Bond

    A group of Ford drivers who objected to a $35 million settlement over defective transmissions in certain models were freed from paying a $475,000 appeal bond by a California federal judge Tuesday, with the court calling the settling plaintiffs’ bond request a “financial pressure tactic.”

  2. March 26, 2018

    Ford Objectors Must Pay 'Baseless' Appeal's Bond, Court Told

    Ford Fiesta and Focus drivers told a California federal judge on Friday that the attorneys representing objectors seeking to derail their $35 million class settlement with Ford Motor Co. over defective transmissions should be forced to cough up an almost $475,000 bond for their "baseless" appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

  3. December 19, 2017

    Ford Can’t Invalidate Transmission Defect Deal Opt-Outs

    A California federal judge has rejected a bid by Ford Motor Co. to nix thousands of opt-out notices by Fiesta and Focus drivers in a class action settlement over allegedly defective transmissions, saying that while some advertising presented by lawyers in an attempt to solicit opt-outs borders on misleading, invalidation is not warranted.

  4. October 30, 2017

    2 Firms Blast Ford's Claims They Misled Settlement Opt-Outs

    Two law firms representing thousands of Ford Fiesta and Focus drivers who opted out of a class action settlement over allegedly defective transmissions told a California federal court Saturday that the automaker’s claims that they misled their clients in order to get them to opt out are baseless and defamatory.

  5. October 19, 2017

    Ford Fiesta, Focus Transmission Settlement Gets Final OK

    A California federal judge on Wednesday put his final stamp of approval on a class action settlement between Ford Focus and Fiesta drivers and the automaker, overruling objectors and ending a five-year-old lawsuit over allegedly defective transmissions.

  6. October 17, 2017

    Ford Says Firms Lied To Get Drivers To Opt Out Of Deal

    Ford took aim Monday at two law firms representing about 12,500 Fiesta and Focus drivers, claiming they misled their clients in an effort to get them to opt out of a proposed settlement over allegedly defective transmissions.

  7. September 13, 2017

    12,500 Ford Owners Opt Out Of Settlement, Plan To Sue

    Nearly 12,500 Ford Fiesta and Focus owners with allegedly defective transmissions have opted out of a proposed settlement and plan to sue the automaker within the next month, Stern Law PLLC said Wednesday.

  8. September 5, 2017

    Ford Drivers Object To Fiesta, Focus Class Settlement

    A group of owners and lessees of Ford Motor Co.'s Fiesta and Focus vehicles with allegedly faulty PowerShift transmissions asked a California federal judge Tuesday to reject a proposed settlement they claim allows attorneys and named plaintiffs to pocket substantial benefits while giving short shrift to large portions of the class.

  9. August 29, 2017

    Fiesta, Focus Drivers Seek Final OK On Ford Settlement

    A proposed class of drivers who purchased or leased Ford Motor Co.'s Fiesta and Focus vehicles with allegedly faulty PowerShift transmissions asked a California federal judge Monday to grant final approval of their settlement with the automaker.

  10. March 27, 2017

    Ford To Settle Fiesta, Focus Class Action With Cash, Credits

    Ford Motor Co. has agreed to provide “substantial cash payments” and other benefits to the owners of about 1.5 million of its Fiesta and Focus models that had to be repaired due to allegedly malfunctioning transmissions, the proposed class said Friday.