California Couple Files Faulty Brakes Lawsuit against General Motors

Cory Watson Attorneys General Motors Faulty Defective Brake Class Action Lawsuit

A California couple has filed a class action faulty brakes lawsuit against General Motors.

The suit cites an “irreparable and defective braking system supplied in all of the Class vehicles.” The suit alleges the defect makes it difficult to stop with the brake pedal becoming hard, requiring the driver to use much more force to slow the vehicle.

A California couple has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors (GM) alleging the company knowingly installed defective braking systems in thousands of Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC Trucks and SUVs and failed to inform consumers of the dangers posed by the faulty systems.

The suit, filed by Scott and Samantha Peckerar, cites an “irreparable and defective braking system supplied in all of the Class vehicles.” The suit alleges the defect makes it difficult to stop with the brake pedal becoming hard, requiring the driver to use much more force to slow the vehicle, severely and suddenly compromising the distance required to stop.

The Class Action Complaint cites the defective braking system as a clear safety hazard that was never disclosed to any member of the class prior to purchase and charges that GM allegedly continued to lease and sell the Class Vehicles despite being aware of the defect and the danger it poses.

Filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, Eastern Division, the suit (Case 5:18-cv-02153) also alleges the defective braking systems were installed in all of the following vehicles (the “Class Vehicles”) and sold or leased to consumers in California and across the United States, including the Plaintiffs:

  • 2015 to present Cadillac Escalades
  • 2014 to present Chevrolet Silverados
  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Suburbans
  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Tahoes
  • 2014 to present GMC Sierras
  • 2015 to present GMC Yukon/Yukon XLs

The Plaintiffs seek to represent as many as 212,000 consumers across California who purchased or leased the Class Vehicles.

Jerome Tapley leads the Cory Watson Attorneys team that includes Ryan Lutz and Adam W. Pittman, working on behalf of the plaintiffs along with attorneys, Clay Barnett of Beasley Allen in Atlanta, Ga., Sean F. Rommel and Jim Wyly of Wyly-Rommel, PLLC in Texarkana, Texas and Paul R. Kiesel, Jeffery A. Koncius and Nicole Ramirez of Kiesel Law in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Cory Watson has successfully won lawsuits against the world’s largest automobile manufacturers, including a $24.9 million dollar verdict against Nissan in 2017 (BC 493949, Los Angeles County Superior Court) for a similar brake system failure issue. Cory Watson Attorneys also teamed with Kiesel Law in that case.

About Cory Watson Attorneys
Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm based in Birmingham, Ala., with more than $2.7 billion in recoveries for clients. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions involving consumer protection and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts. To learn more, visit http://www.CoryWatson.com.

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