Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Daniel v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - Dec. 2, 2015)

This is a crush.

Plaintiffs bought a Ford Focus between 2005 and 2011 and allege that it has a rear suspension alignment defect that causes premature tire wear; i.e., that the Focus required new rear tires for the first time between 12,000 and 20,000 miles.  They bring a class action raising a variety of statutory and warranty claims against Ford.

Ford moves for summary judgment.  The district court grants it.

The Ninth Circuit reverses.  On virtually every single point and cause of action.

So if you purchased a (crappy) Ford Focus in California during the relevant time period, my guess is that you're going to get some relief at some point.  Not now.  But eventually.

'Cause this case is going to settle.