SFMS Announces Denial Of Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment In Connecticut Ford Panther Platform Secret Warranty Case

December 28th, 2006

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLC is pleased to announce that it has prevailed with respect to Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the case it filed on behalf of its client, Christopher Annelli, as well as a proposed class of all Connecticut purchasers and lessees of 1992-2003 Panther Platform vehicles (i.e., all 1992-2003 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car automobiles), before the Superior Court of Connecticut. In this action, Mr. Annelli alleges that Ford Motor Company violated Connecticut’s Secret Warranty Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 42-227, by offering a repair to certain owners and lessees of Panther Platform Vehicles and failing to advise Plaintiff and other proposed class members as to the availability of the repair, as well as by offering an upgrade kit to improve the integrity of the fuel systems of Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and other Panther Platform vehicles used in law enforcement duty throughout the United States but refusing to offer this repair to other owners and lessees of Panther Platform vehicles in Connecticut. Ford Motor Company had sought to avoid a trial of these claims by seeking summary judgment with respect to Mr. Annelli’s claims. The Superior Court of Connecticut denied Ford’s motion in its entirety.

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