Product Liability Class Action Lawsuits and the Nissan Emergency Braking System Case
In Product liability cases, the defendant is held liable for providing a defective product to the consumer. Defendants can be found all along the manufacturing and distribution chain of a product. Plaintiffs in a product liability case may include anyone who comes into contact with the product, including the buyer and the user. Product liability cases allow individuals to hold companies accountable for releasing dangerous and unsafe products into the market.
It is important for consumers to file claims in product liability class action lawsuits in order to hold the defendant responsible for selling an unsafe product, while also receiving monetary compensation. For example, imagine if your car were to blow because the manufacturer was careless when constructing the car. As a consumer of that car, it is imperative that you hold the company accountable for selling a defective and dangerous product to you.
Furthermore, the threat of product liability class actions serves as an effective deterrent for companies to not manufacture and distribute products that could be unsafe for the general population. Product liability cases are incredibly difficult to keep track of; however, we at Mitena Partners specialize in following product liability cases so our clients don’t have to.
A case we are currently tracking is a Nissan emergency braking system defect class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs allege that Nissan motors concealed a defective emergency braking system in some of its vehicles. Emergency braking systems serve the purpose of preventing accidents by detecting obstacles in front of the vehicle and braking for the driver. The plaintiffs allege that the emergency braking system defectively engages even when there is nothing in front of the vehicle. Such a defect is very dangerous because if your car suddenly brakes for no reason, you might get rear-ended by the car behind you.
Product liability cases are incredibly difficult to keep track of; however, we at Mitena Partners specialize in following product liability cases so our clients don’t have to.The Mitena Partners Guarantee
The lawsuit is currently bringing several class claims: breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, and unjust enrichment and fraudulent concealment. In the fall, Nissan tried to get the lawsuit dismissed, but a Tennessee federal judge denied their attempt to have the claims thrown out, and instead the case is moving forward. If the lawsuit goes to settlement and you previously owned or currently own a 2017–2019 Nissan vehicle with Forward Emergency Braking or Automatic Emergency Braking technology, you could be eligible for a claim in the settlement. At Mitena partners, we will continue tracking this class action suit, and if it does go to settlement, we will provide claim filing services to eligible class members.