Appellate Victory in KIA Shattering Sunroof Lawsuit

March 29, 2019

Gibbs Law Group attorneys secured a victory in the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday for the Kia Shattering Sunroof Lawsuit. This ongoing litigation alleges that a defect causes Kia panoramic sunroofs to shatter without warning.

The trial court had ruled last year that a number of Kia documents used as evidence in the litigation should not be sealed outside of public view.  In a 2-1 ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, affirming the trial court’s ruling.

As reported by Bloomberg Law, the court said:

The district court properly conducted its analysis by first determining whether a trade secret existed and then, after finding no trade secret, explained the public’s interest in access to the relevant documents.

Shattering Sunroof Recall

Audi, Hyundai, and Volkswagen have all initiated voluntary safety recalls on vehicles with panoramic sunroof problems. All three manufacturers notified drivers of the danger and offered to repair the sunroofs free of cost.

In complaints filed with the NHTSA, however, Kia drivers state that the company “is aware of the problem” and does “not want to take responsibility for the problem.” One Kia Sportage driver “had to claim on my insurance and pay the deductible – roughly total repair costs was 12000.00.”

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