The Suffolk County, New York probate court has approved a $1.55 million wrongful death settlement following the 2015 death of a beloved New York realtor and mother killed when her 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic spontaneously self-shifted from park into reverse, running over and killing her as she left the car in park with the engine running in order to retrieve her signage after hosting an open house. [Read more…]
Attorney Fabrice Vincent of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announced that a federal appeals court today reversed an order that had dismissed wrongful death claims stemming from an alleged transmission defect in many Chrysler vehicles.
The Denver Post today profiled the tragic death of Karen “Kari” Sanders from Arvada, Colorado. Her husband Gil Sanders is suing Chrysler alleging that the automaker put thousands of Dodge Ram pickups on the market even though it knew of a transmission defect that causes the vehicles to self-shift into power reverse. On March 13, 2013, the Sanders 2003 Dodge Ram self-shifted into powered reverse and killed Kari Sanders.