Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Michael Coren , Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman, Judith Spainer, Abbey Spanier Rodd Abrams & Paradis, LLP, Charles Delbaum , National Consumer Law Center, Ira Rheingold , National Association of Consumer Advocates, for Amicus Curiae, National Consumer Law Center.
Maureen Murphy McBride , William H. Lamb , Scot Russel Withers , James C. Sargent, Jr. , John J. Cunningham, IV , Lamb McErlane, PC, West Chester, for Kia Motors America, Inc.
James Michael Beck , Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, for Appellant Amicus Curiae, Product Liability Advisory Counsel.
Emily Jane Lawrence , Morgan Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P., Amy Keating , Alicia Downey , Bingham McCutchen, L.L.P., for Appellant Amicus Curiae, Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. and Alliance of Auto. Man.
Crystal Lynne Brown , Bryan Cave, LLP, for Appellant Amicus Curiae, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.
Michael D. Donovan , Donovan Searles, L.L.C., James A. Francis , Francis & Mailman, P.C., Alan M. Feldman , Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig, Philadelphia, for Shamell Samuel-Bassett on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated.
Michael J. Boni , Philadelphia, Joshua D. Snyder , Bala Cynwyd, Boni & Zack, LLC, for Appellee Amicus Curiae, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and PA Association of Justice.
BEFORE: CASTILLE, C.J., SAYLOR, EAKIN, BAER, TODD, McCAFFERY, GREENSPAN, JJ.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Chief Justice CASTILLE.1
Appellant, an automobile manufacturer who unsuccessfully defended a class action lawsuit for breach of express warranty, appeals the Superior Court's decision to affirm the certification of the class by the trial court, and the amount of damages and litigation costs awarded to the class. Costs included a significant legal fee, entered pursuant to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act...
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