Court Rules that Subaru Starlink Class Action Can Proceed into Discovery

The Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued a ruling largely denying Defendant Subaru’s motion to stay discovery pending the outcome of its motion to dismiss. The Judge’s order found Subaru’s concerns about the expense of discovery “overblown” and acknowledged that even Subaru concedes that some of plaintiffs’ claims will survive its motion. The Judge ordered the parties to meet and confer, exchange initial disclosures and scheduled a Rule 16 conference. The consumers represented by Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) filed a Consolidated Amended Complaint against defendants Subaru of America, Inc. and Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. The Amended Complaint alleges that the “Starlink” infotainment system in certain Subarus suffer from technical glitches that cause it to freeze, become non-responsive, or otherwise malfunction.

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Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns
Alex M. Kashurba