Consumer Protection

Leading the charge in a nationwide consumer class action against several automakers of deadly keyless fob ignition systems

Labaton Sucharow is dedicated to putting our expertise to work on behalf of consumers who have been wronged by fraud in the marketplace. As competition intensifies and business practices require greater examination, consumers need strong allies to protect their rights and ensure that they are getting what they pay for.

Labaton Sucharow's Consumer Protection Litigation Practice has filed a nationwide consumer class action against automakers of deadly keyless fob ignition systems. In the wake of recent deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning, the plaintiffs allege that the keyless fob ignition system lacks an auto-off mechanism to prevent unintended engine activity, despite the automakers claims that these vehicles are safe. “We are bringing the suit to force the auto manufacturers to fix this defect and protect drivers from the very real and immediate threat of serious injury, or even death,” said Martis Alex, Chair of Labaton Sucharow’s Consumer Protection Litigation Practice.

In our class action against Takata Corporation, the world's second largest producer of automotive safety devices, we represent consumers who purchased or acquired one of the nearly 35 million affected vehicles containing Takata-brand airbags, including models from BMW, Honda, Ford, Lexus, Nissan, and Toyota, among others.

"We're asking the court to determine whether the right steps were taken to protect the welfare and safety of the public," said Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow. "A lot of these owners may not have the means to repair or replace these vehicles, so they're faced with a paradox—a safety device that is potentially life threatening."

Built on our world-class litigation skills, deep understanding of federal and state rules and regulations, and an unwavering commitment to fairness, our Consumer Protection Litigation Practice focuses on protecting consumers and improving the standards of business conduct through litigation and reform.

Please find more information on the Firm's consumer protection cases here.

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