Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.

Business litigation: General Motors seeks to dismiss suit

When companies release a product to consumers, they commonly expect that the product may not please every person. After all, universal satisfaction is nearly impossible to achieve. Still, some people may feel so disgruntled with a product that they file lawsuits, and companies end up having to handle business litigation.

Florida residents may be interested in a lawsuit recently brought against General Motors. It was reported that the suit was filed by a consumer who purchased a Chevrolet Bolt in 2017. The vehicle is an electric car, and the man claims that GM misled consumers regarding the electric range of the vehicles when it came to the miles their vehicles could travel. The man claims that, according to information pertaining to the vehicle's performance, the Bolt should be able to have an electric range of 238 miles. However, he states that the electric range is 100 miles less than that amount when the weather is cold.

General Motors has petitioned the court to dismiss the lawsuit and stated that it is nonsensical. GM claims that the vehicle's literature indicates multiple times that the actual electric range may vary depending on many factors, which includes temperature. At the time of the report, a ruling on this dismissal request had not been issued.

Unfortunately, companies have to deal with legal claims on an almost regular basis. In some cases, such as this one, it may be wise to attempt to have the claims dismissed before business litigation gets fully underway. If that does not prove to be a viable option, however, Florida business owners can discuss their available courses of action with their legal counsel.

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