On July 18, 2023, the parties to a proposed GM class action lawsuit alleging an infotainment system defect notified the Court they have agreed to a settlement.
Although the parties settled the named plaintiffs’ claims with prejudice—meaning they cannot refile—the parties dismissed the claims of other putative class members without prejudice.
The case, Matt Goldstein et al. v. General Motors LLC, case number 3:19-cv-01778, has a long history. It began in September 2019 with the filing of Plaintiffs’ complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. In the following years, the parties argued over amended complaints and engaged in mediation.
As reported by US Auto Law, the case alleged a defect in the touch screen display of certain Cadillac and Escalade vehicles. Plaintiffs claimed a defect caused the “Cadillac User Experience” display to spontaneously delaminate, bubble, or crack, and in turn stop functioning properly.
Following the parties’ request to voluntarily dismiss, the Court dismissed the case in a July 19, 2023, order. As requested by the parties, the court dismissed the case with prejudice as to the named plaintiffs’ individual claims. However, the court noted, the claims of the putative class members were dismissed without prejudice.