GM Says Calif. Case Doesn’t Help Fla. Brake Defect Suit
Law360 (August 28, 2020, 4:48 PM EDT) — General Motors told a Florida federal judge Friday that an Alachua County driver cannot leverage a recent California decision to keep alive his proposed class action alleging Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles had defective braking systems that even a 2019 recall didn’t fix.
General Motors LLC said in a court filing that the Central District of California’s Aug. 17 decision keeping alive another case, Peckerar v. General Motors, involving similar brake defect allegations doesn’t help plaintiff Jason Compton’s suit in Florida because the California decision was all wrong.
In the California case, U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee rejected GM’s motion…