LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California man is suing an automaker, alleging certain of its vehicles are defective.
Ricardo Castro, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit March 29 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against FCA US and Does 1-10, alleging fraud, breach of implied warranty, violation of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and violation of California's Business and Professions Code.
The suit alleges FCA's 2013 Dodge Ram trucks equipped with diesel engines contain an inherent defect that makes it difficult for the vehicles to pass required smog inspections, resulting in the vehicles not complying with California emissions law requirements.
Castro and others in the class seek a jury trial, injunctive relief, compensatory and exemplary damages, statutory damages, interests, actual damages, disgorgement, and attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Art Kalantar of Pillar Law Group in Beverly Hills, California, and Robert L. Starr and Adam M. Rose of the Law Office of Robert L. Starr in Calabasas, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-CV-02130-DSF-AGR