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Class Suit Can Proceed Alleging Nissan Transmissons Defective

19 Sep 2012 11:24 PM | Anonymous
Consumer claims alleging Nissan deliberately marketed defective transmissions can move forward now that a federal judge has largely denied a motion to dismiss. U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas said that the plaintiffs in Nelson v. Nissan North America Inc., 11-cv-5712, sufficiently pleaded allegations that Nissan concealed defects in a transmission installed in Maxima, Altima and Quest models in recent years, allegedly resulting in issues ranging from irregular shifting to complete equipment failure. Irenas upheld the majority of the counts undefined including those lodged under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and other states' consumer-protection statutes undefined primarily based on the plaintiffs' contentions that Nissan long knew of the faulty transmission and continued to fit vehicles with it. The suit was filed a year ago by three named plaintiffs and amended in December to add a fourth and fifth. New Jersey Law Journal. Read More.

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