Companies faced with a potential product recall are often concerned with possible adverse publicity and increased litigation risk. But a quick and comprehensive recall can be the very tool that stops a lawsuit in its tracks. In a recent Law360 article titled, “Quick and Comprehensive Recall Moots Claims and Proves an Effective Tool in Defeating Class Action,” Crowell attorneys Rachel Raphael and Lily Hsu discuss a recent example, where Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) conducted a recall to repair allegedly defective vehicles and reimburse consumers, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted FCA’s motion to dismiss a putative nationwide class action based on the prudential mootness doctrine.
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