Does safety sell?
When anyone purchased or leased a 2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan prior to the spring of 2014, the vehicle had a new car sticker, (called a Monroney Sticker), that indicated the 2014 CTS sedan had been tested, and had a 5 Star Crash Rating, all around.
In May 2014 everyone who had purchased or leased a 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan received a letter from GM apologizing for GM’s mistake, explaining that the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan had never been tested, enclosing a new vehicle sticker for their car now saying that the car did not have any vehicle crash test ratings at all.
Our client, Ms. Carriuolo contacted our team, consisting of our firm, Liggio Law, Clark, Fountain, LaVista; and Shapiro, Haber and Urmy, to bring an action against GM.
The case is being spearheaded by the next generation of lawyers at each firm, Geoff Stahl at our firm, Olivia Liggio, at Clark Fountain LaVista; and Patrick Vallely, at Shapiro, Haber and Urmy.
Several months after we filed suit, GM finally did have the 2014 CTS Sedan tested, and it almost tested 5 Stars, except the right front, which tested at 4 Stars, on the right front, (a little sexism by NHTSA, the right front passenger is referred to the female side……). Here’s the link to the new crash test result: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/5-Star+Safety+Ratings/2011-Newer+Vehicles/Vehicle-Detail?vehicleId=8429
The lawsuit has been pending for a little more than a year now. Recently Judge Cohn certified a Class of Florida 2014 CTS Sedan purchasers/lessees. The Class certification order is posted on our website, here: http://www.liggiolaw.com/resources/case-documents/
GM has asked the 11th Circuit Court to consider its appeal of that class certification order, so we’re now standing by…