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Mark Chalos Named Co-Lead Interim Counsel for Plaintiffs in Ford F-150 Brake Failures Class Action

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos has been named Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel for plaintiffs in litigation filed on behalf of hundreds of 2013-2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck owners who are experiencing sudden brake failures in their vehicles. The suit was filed after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received more than 200 complaints from Ford F-150 drivers who said the trucks’ brakes suddenly fail without warning during driving.

Drivers say the brake pedals suddenly push all the way to the floor without stopping the vehicles, and many have described the problem as a complete and total brake failure that can happen repeatedly. The F-150 brakes can apparently suffer total failure after as few as 26,000 miles on the road; this is the issue most-complained about by 2013-2016 F-150 drivers, and repairs can cost as much as $1,800. NHTSA received complaints from F-150 owners and drivers in 38 U.S. states.

About Mark Chalos

The managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mark Chalos represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died due to the negligence or misconduct of others. Mark represents counties and cities nationwide in the national opioids litigation. He is serving in the national case leadership, including preparing the bellwether cases for trial.

Through jury trials, Chalos has held wrong-doers accountable, including representing 32 school children who were videotaped undressing in their school locker room ($1.28 million jury verdict) and a young woman who suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck (nearly $4 million jury verdict). He also obtained an $8 million arbitration award on behalf of a business client, and overall has obtained millions of dollars in settlements for families who have been harmed by wrongful conduct.