Car Owners Want Takata Air Bag Defect Suits Consolidated

November 4, 2014

Lawrence A. Sucharow calls for expediency in the consolidation of individual actions against Takata

Since the plaintiffs in the pending suits have many of the same claims, including fraudulent concealment, breaches of implied warranties, and violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state consumer protection statutes, attorneys maintain that consolidation could limit duplicative discovery and the possibility of inconsistent rulings in different courts over these similar claims.

Regarding the call for expediency, Firm Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow said, “Our clients…are being asked to play Russian roulette every time they get behind the wheel of one the affected vehicles. There are insufficient reliable replacement parts for the manufacturers to timely comply with the ever-increasing number of recalls. We intend to seek relief to place the burden caused by these delays on those who have caused this predicament, and not the innocent owners.”