National Class Action Lawsuit Filed
In November 2010, Girard Gibbs LLP filed a national class action lawsuit alleging that the plastic fuel tanks on certain Ducati motorcycles are defective because they degrade and deform due to an incompatibility with the motorcycles’ fuel. On January 12, 2012, the Court fully approved a settlement that provides an extended warranty and repairs for fuel tank expansion issues, including cosmetic imperfections.
Do I have an extended warranty under the settlement?
U.S. residents who on September 16, 2011 owned any 2003-2011 Ducati Monster, Multistrada, SportClassic, Streetfighter, Superbike or Hypermotard motorcycle manufactured with a plastic fuel tank received the extended warranty when the Court approved the settlement. Ducati will also honor the extended warranty for people who acquire one of these motorcycles after September 16, 2011, if the new owner accepts the terms of the settlement.
However, people who asked to be excluded from the settlement class and employees of Ducati or Girard Gibbs did not receive the extended warranty under the settlement.
What does the extended warranty cover?
For expansion problems that are not purely cosmetic, the extended warranty will cover repairs for the longer of 6 years from the original sale date or until 18 months after February 14, 2012, whichever provides longer coverage for a particular motorcycle. For purely cosmetic expansion problems, the extended warranty will cover repairs for the longer of 5 years from the original sale date or until 18 months after February 14, 2012.
How do I receive repairs under the extended warranty?
To receive repairs under the settlement, you must take your motorcycle to an authorized Ducati dealer.
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Why Girard Gibbs?
Girard Gibbs represents consumers, investors, employees, and businesses in cases involving consumer protection, personal injury, securities, antitrust, employment litigation and arbitration. The firm’s senior partners, Daniel Girard and Eric Gibbs, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 and Northern California Super Lawyers, and have earned AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing them in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills.