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Superior Oil Refinery Explosion and Fire Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action about an explosion and fire that took place at the Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin on April 26, 2018. The complaint alleged that Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Superior Refining Company, LLC were negligent in operating the facility and did not adequately compensate those in the community for the  Read more

Superior Refinery Explosion and Fire

Amazon Deceptive Sales of 18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries Class Action

Amazon.com sells lithium-ion 18650 batteries. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company, when selling these batteries, makes false claims about both battery capacity and safety. The complaint alleges that Amazon’s statements are deceptive and may mislead consumers into buying batteries that are defective and dangerous.  Read more

18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries

GM Offers Reduced Range in Chevrolet Bolt to Avoid Fire Class Action

“[Three] spontaneous combustions in 4 hours…” This class action against General Motors, LLC (GM) uses quotes like this from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its First Amended Complaint about GM’s all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. The complaint alleges that the vehicle spontaneously bursts into flames because of a defective battery and that GM’s only  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Ford Ecoboost Engines Coolant Leaks and Fires Arkansas Class Action

The complaint for this class action brings suit against Ford Motor Company for vehicles equipped with its 1.5L, 1.6L, or 2.0L Ecoboost engines. The complaint alleges that the engines leak coolant into the cylinders, which can cause the engine to overheat, completely fail, or catch fire.  Read more

2019 Ford Escape

Hyundai and Kia Engine Seizures and Fires Class Action

“The most important duty of a car manufacturer is to provide consumers with a safe car.” Thus opens the complaint for this class action against Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Kia Motors Corporation, and Kia Motors America, Inc. The issue is certain gasoline direct injection (GDI) and multipoint fuel injection (MPI) engines in certain  Read more

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Chevrolet Volt Should Not Be Charged to the Max Class Action

General Motors, LLC introduced its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt in 2016, touting its ability to run farther on a full charge. The complaint for this class action alleges that GM deceptively marketed its Bolts because a defect in the battery means they should not be fully charged or they might burst into flames.  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Toyota RAV4 Defective Battery Stalling and Fires Class Action

One of the most crucial parts in an electric car is the battery. This class action brings suit against four intertwined Toyota companies, including Toyota Motor Corporation, alleging certain Toyota RAV4 vehicles have defective batteries that can cause the vehicle to stall or burst into flames.  Read more

2018 Toyota RAV4

BMW Plug-In Hybrid Batteries May Cause Fires California Class Action

Recently, a number of class actions have been filed against the makers of electric cars, alleging problems with the batteries. This class action brings suit against BMW of North America, LLC, with the complaint alleging that the BMW X3 plug-in hybrid has a dangerous battery defect for which the company has no remedy.  Read more

2021 BMW X3

Chevrolet Bolt Batteries May Catch Fire When Fully Charged Class Action

General Motors, LLC makes Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, says the complaint for this class action, which have defective batteries “which pose a significant fire risk when charged to full or near full capacity.” Frighteningly, the complaint claims, “The fire risk stemming from the defective high voltage batteries is present even when the vehicle is off,  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Chevrolet Bolt Lithium-Ion Battery and Charging Fires Class Action

No purchaser of an electric vehicle would be happy to discover that an “interim fix” for a defect in it involves lowering the amount of charge it will take, thereby lowering the number of miles it can travel without recharging. But it’s probably better than having a fully-charged battery burst into flames. The complaint for  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow