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GM Dodges Nationwide Claims In Faulty Headlight Suit

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 5:50 PM EDT) -- General Motors has successfully contained to California a proposed nationwide class action accusing it of selling Cadillacs with faulty headlights, after a federal judge ruled the federal warranty law the consumers were bringing their claims under didn't apply to drivers outside the state.

Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. on Wednesday struck the proposed class' nationwide claims brought under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act because the warranties the claims were brought over are implied — and implied warranties are defined by state law. In California, that law is...
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Case Information

Case Title

Chester Steele v. General Motors LLC

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud


Terry J. Hatter, Jr

Date Filed

June 9, 2017

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