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Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Transmission, Van
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#1235 of 1927 Thank you to a Minnesota federal judge!!!!!!!!
Jun 03, 2010 (10:13 am)
Transmission Torque Converters: WARRANTY, OTHER CLAIMS SURVIVE AGAINST FORD, Daigle v. Ford Motor Co., 29 No. 24 Westlaw Journal Automotive 9, Westlaw Journal Automotive May 25, 2010
A Minnesota federal judge has allowed class-action, breach-of-warranty and unjust-enrichment claims to move forward against Ford Motor Co. for allegedly designing minivans with faulty transmission torque converters. Plaintiffs Rex Lindsay, James Genovese, Henri Caron, Sylvester Hobbs and Edward Daigle say their 2004-2006 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans have defective torque converters that cause the vehicles to lose power to the wheels.Their class action alleges six claims against F...
#1236 of 1927 Judge Michael J. Davis
Jun 03, 2010 (10:21 am)
My new hero. Here's to ya Judge Michael J. Davis!!!!
#1237 of 1927 Re: Judge Michael J. Davis [nadineb]
Jun 03, 2010 (11:08 am)
Same here. Here to you JUDE MICHAEL J. DAVIS!!!!!
About time someone does something on the behalf of us Ford mini van owners.
It cost us several thousand dollars.
#1238 of 1927 Re: transmission problems [lesmark]
Jun 03, 2010 (2:43 pm)
If it was a foreign car it would have been recalled and fixed
#1239 of 1927 Re: Judge Michael J. Davis [olang]
Jun 03, 2010 (3:38 pm)
THANK YOU JUDGE MICHAEL J. DAVIS!!!!!!!! WHY AREN'T THE REST OF US ON THE CLAIM? TURNED MINE IN GOING ON 2 YRS. ON HERE & SAFETY. MINE WILL GO OUT AGAIN ACCORDING TO GARAGE. PLEASE HELP US.
#1240 of 1927 Re: Thank you to a Minnesota federal judge!!!!!!!! [nadineb]
Jun 03, 2010 (5:51 pm)
So is the James Genovese the same Jim Genovese from this Edmund's forum? If so, thank you for your continued pressure on Ford for me and all other victims.
Cathy in MD
#1242 of 1927 "Wiki" Criticisms of class actions/ Stay Cautious
Jun 04, 2010 (4:00 am)
"There are several criticisms of class action lawsuits. The preamble to the Class Action Fairness Act stated that some abusive class actions harmed class members with legitimate claims and defendants that have acted responsibly; adversely affected interstate commerce; and undermined public respect for the country's judicial system."
Class members often receive little or no benefit from class actions. Examples cited for this include large fees for the attorneys, while leaving class members with coupons or other awards of little or no value; unjustified awards are made to certain plaintiffs at the expense of other class members; and confusing notices are published that prevent class members from being able to fully understand and effectively exercise their rights.
"In the United States, class lawsuits sometimes bind all class members with a low settlement. These "coupon settlements" (which usually allow the plaintiffs to receive minimal benefit such as a small check or a coupon for future services or products with the defendant company) are a way for a defendant to forestall major liability by precluding a large number of people from litigating their claims separately, to recover reasonable compensation for the damages. However, existing law requires judicial approval of all class action settlements, and in most cases class members are given a chance to opt out of class settlement, though class members, despite opt-out notices, may be unaware of their right to opt-out because they did not receive the notice, did not read it, or did not understand it.
The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 addresses these concerns. Coupon Settlements may be scrutinized by an independent expert before judicial approval in order to ensure that the settlement will be of value to the class members. 28 U.S.C.A. 1712(d). Further, if the action provides for settlement in coupons, the attorney must take a corresponding part of his fee in coupons. 28 U.S.C.A. 1712(a)."
#1244 of 1927 Re: "Wiki" Criticisms of class actions/ Stay Cautious [oilandwater]
Jun 04, 2010 (9:57 am)
The problem with class action suits is that the attorneys and the lead plaintiff are the ones who make money and the automotive manufacture (Ford) will settle to keep thing quite. The other issue is for those who are not original owners of the automobile will never receive any type of notice about the lawsuit or settlement.
However, what alternative is left for those of us who have attempted to rectify this issue with Ford? What would you recommend?