CaseyGerry has successfully represented consumers in several high-profile class actions against the automobile industry. A vehicle is not only a significant investment, it also poses great danger if it is defective or does not hold up to the standard promised. When we acquire a vehicle, we rightfully expect it to work correctly and safely as described by the automaker. Unfortunately, defective parts and misrepresentations about safety and sustainability can threaten people’s well-being and even their lives. That’s why we at CaseyGerry believe that an automobile or auto-parts manufacturer must be held accountable if they endanger or mis-inform consumers.
A single person is no match for the massive, global corporations that make our vehicles and their parts – even when standing up to them is the right thing to do. However, a class of people has the resources and practicing power to win. CaseyGerry has led numerous class actions against automakers and auto-part makers for scandals and negligence that have impacted vehicle owners and their communities. The firm’s attorneys hold leadership roles to ensure that those affected are heard and justice is served.
Firm partner David S. Casey, Jr. served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in a class action against Chrysler over “defeat devices” that allowed Ecodiesel® Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks to perform more efficiently on emissions tests than in real-world driving. The vehicles at issue allegedly emitted up to 20 times the legal limit of certain pollutants. The case was resolved for $300 million.
David also served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee to represent individuals impacted by Volkswagen’s fraud and violation of state regulations. In 2015, the EPA accused Volkswagen of utilizing software to dupe federal emission regulators into believing the cars met Clean Air Act standards. A $14.7 billion settlement was reached to compensate owners and lessees of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel vehicles through buybacks and lease terminations, cash payments, and government-approved emissions modifications, while fixing or removing these polluting vehicles from the road.
Our firm continues to investigate new issues involving vehicles and vehicle parts to protect consumers and help ensure that safety issues are remedied. If you feel that you have been cheated, treated unfairly, or purchased a vehicle or an automotive product that did not conform to representations made by the company, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our class action attorneys. We’ll discuss your experience and how we may be able to help you.