Nissan Cleared in Rusty Floorboards Putative Class Action

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Shook attorneys obtained the dismissal of a proposed class action alleging that Nissan Altima floorboards could not withstand normal exposure to the elements.

The complaint asserted state law claims from more than a dozen states, but the court found that the claims could not support personal jurisdiction for out-of-state plaintiffs. Further, the plaintiffs failed to state a valid claim rising to the level of particularity required for an assertion of fraud, the court found. Accordingly, the court dismissed the complaint in its entirety.

DeMaria v. Nissan N. Am. Inc., No. 15-3321 (N.D. Ill. 2016).