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

Chevy Bolt Battery Range and Spontaneous Fires Class Action

Imagine that you are lying in your bedroom and you hear a whooshing sound below. When you go to investigate, you find that your car, sitting quietly in the garage, has burst into flames. This class action brings suit against General Motors, LLC for a battery defect in its 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt. The complaint alleges  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Fire Victim Trust California Fire Loss and Damage Settlement

This is a different kind of settlement, involving a Fire Victim Trust to “evaluate, administer, process, and resolve eligible claims arising from the 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 North Bay Fires, and 2018 Camp Fire.” The Fire Victim Trust apparently has been assigned to handle claims against PG&E Corporation and/or Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation, alleging  Read more

Camp Fire Destroying Paradise, CA in 2018

Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air Cooktops Fire Hazard Class Action

The Whirlpool Corporation is “the world’s leading major home appliance company,” the complaint for this class action says, “with approximately $21 billion in annual sales.” However, according to the complaint, some of its cooktops, sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air brands, are defective and can turn on by themselves, posing a fire hazard.  Read more

Whirlpool Glass Cooktop

Columbia Gas Explosion Settlement

This settlement resolves twelve combined class actions against NiSource, Inc. and Bay State Gas Co., which does business as Columbia Gas of Massachusetts for disruption and damage from an explosion and fire which took place on September 13, 2018. The complaints alleged that Columbia caused the explosion and is responsible for damage to real property  Read more

Figure with Flag from Columbia Insurance Group Logo

Husky Energy Refinery Explosion in Superior, Wisconsin Class Action

When the Husky Superior Refinery exploded, on April 26, 2018, Plaintiffs Jasen Bruzek, Hope Koplin, and Neil Miller, were forced to evacuate their homes, along with other residents of Superior, Wisconsin. The complaint for this class action alleges that Husky Energy, Inc. and Superior Refining Company, LLC are responsible for the explosion and the losses  Read more

Husky Superior Refinery Fire