Berger & Montague, P.C. is pleased to announce that on March
27, 2017, a settlement agreement was signed and the preliminary
approval papers filed in Omar Vargas v. Ford Motor
Company, a nationwide class action lawsuit against Ford Motor
Company on behalf of owners and lessees of the 2011-2016 Ford Focus
and 2012-2016 Ford Fusion.
The allegations concern the vehicles' defective transmission,
called the Ford PowerShift Transmission, which is a dual clutch
transmission first released in 2010. Plaintiffs alleged that this
transmission was defective and caused vehicles to slip, buck, kick,
or jerk while accelerating.
In addition to provisions for cash payments and extended
warranties in certain circumstances, the settlement has an
expedited arbitration program with an extended statute of
limitations period that allows for the automatic repurchase or
replacement of class vehicles under certain conditions.
Berger & Montague was co-counsel with Capstone Law in this