LOS ANGELES – Three consumers have filed a class-action suit against Fiat Chrysler seeking restitution for vehicles allegedly equipped with defeat devices to cheat admissions tests.
Anthony Leocadio, Mark Franey, John Jordan, et al. filed a complaint on May 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against FCA US LLC and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. citing the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act, fraud by concealment and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they purchased defendants' Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks or other EcoDiesel vehicles, which were advertised as offering clean, environmentally friendly emissions. The plaintiffs hold FCA US LLC and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. responsible because the defendants allegedly equipped the vehicles with defeat devices designed to cheat federal and state emission testing.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendants, injunctive relief, restitution, damages and disgorgement, reimbursement, damages, treble and punitive damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Charles Miller of Heygood, Orr & Pearson in Irving, Texas.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 3:17-cv-02913-EMC