March 2018: A federal judge dismissed the consolidated complaint without prejudice finding that the allegations were conclusory and failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. The judge also found that the plaintiffs did not have standing. To read the full decision, click here.
February 2017: This case was consolidated with another similar lawsuit, Perdue v. FCA US LLC.
November 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against FCA US LLC and Cummins Inc. for, among other things, allegedly deceptively marketing vehicles – including the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 equipped with the Cummins 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine — as clean and earth-friendly without disclosing that they are only “clean” diesels in limited circumstances, and are actually “dirty” diesels emitting dangerous levels of nitrogen oxides under most driving conditions. (Bledsoe et al v. FCA US LLC and Cummins Inc., Case No. 16-cv-14024, E. D. MI.)
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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.