Ford and Ford Focus owners who want to sue over car accidents can now file lawsuits
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) filed a motion in federal court to dismiss a class action lawsuit that seeks to collect $1 billion from owners of the F-150.
The motion was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, which covers parts of Detroit and Flint, Michigan.
The class action suit, which was filed in April 2018, alleges that the vehicles used in auto accidents pose a risk to consumers and that the manufacturers should pay for the damages.
Ford has been in the headlines over safety issues since it announced it would introduce a new all-electric vehicle in 2018.
The company is currently in talks with automakers including Tesla Motors Inc. and Volkswagen AG to bring the electric vehicle to market.
The lawsuit, which is being handled by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, alleges negligence and breach of contract.
The plaintiffs are seeking more than $1.4 billion in damages.
The filing was not immediately available.