July 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Motors for allegedly deceptively marketing the Chevrolet Cruze as a “Clean Diesel” vehicle that meets regulatory standards and is environmentally friendly and fuel efficient when, according to plaintiffs, the company has programmed the emission system to reduce effectiveness or turn off during normal driving conditions and the Cruze emits more pollutants than federal and state laws allow. (Counts et al v. General Motors LLC, Case No. 16-cv-12541, E. D. MI.)
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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.