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GM requests to dismiss litigation over misrepresentation claims

| May 9, 2019 | Business Law |

When companies interact with substantial amounts of people, it is not unusual for some of those people to dislike certain companies or certain products. In some cases, the dislike may simply stem from personal preference of liking another company or product more, and dislikes in other cases may result from feeling as if a product did not live up to expectations. If a person feels particularly duped by a company, that company may wind up facing litigation.

Ohio readers may be interested in the fact that General Motors is currently involved in a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled consumer. According to reports, a man purchased a Chevrolet Bolt, which is a vehicle from GM’s range of electric vehicles, and claims that the company misled him and other consumers when it came to how many miles the vehicle could travel on an electric charge. The man stated that though the information about the vehicle indicates that the Bolt has an electric range of 238 miles, the vehicle travels 100 miles less in cold weather. He filed suit on the basis that GM breached warranties and provided misleading information.

GM recently requested that the judge involved in the case dismiss the lawsuit as the company believes the claims have no merit. The company stated that the information about the vehicle indicates several times that the actual range of the electric vehicle varies depending on temperature, driving conditions and multiple other factors. At the time of the report, it was unclear whether the request for dismissal would be approved.

Most major companies are no stranger to litigation because it is common for consumers to find issues with products or services. Still, some Ohio business owners may be facing legal complaints and wonder what options they have for effectively addressing claims. During such ordeals, it is typically wise for owners to consult with their legal counsel about their best courses of action.

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