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Case Number: 22-CV-665
Judge: Robert S. Lasnik
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (King County)
Defendant's Attorney: Eric J Knapp, John S. Devlin, Taylor Washburn
Description: Seattle, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on product liability theories.
Plaintiffs are twenty-six individuals who have lost the use of their Mercedez-Benz vehicles because the braking system installed in their 2004-2015 ML-Class, GL-Class, and R-Class vehicles was defective and has been recalled. One of the named plaintiffs, Seyyed Javad Maadanian, resides in Washington. Plaintiffs allege violations of federal and state statutes, fraud by concealment or omission, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and breaches of express and implied warranties on behalf of a nationwide class, as well as state specific claims under California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin law.
Defendants seek dismissal of the Second Amended Complaint on the ground that plaintiffs cited
an inapposite provision of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (“RICO”). They also seek dismissal of the claims asserted by the twenty-five non-Washington residents under Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., San Francisco County, 137 S.Ct. 1773 (2017).
Outcome: Motion denied.