Q: Can I sue Ford in small claims court for faulty engine.
My Ford escape with EcoBoost engine blew up. This is a common problem there are class action lawsuits. Can I sue Ford in small claims court and would it be worth it.
Can you? Yes. Should you? No. You need to understand that major corporations like Ford have entire departments full of attorneys working for them, any of whom would have a field day with a pro se litigant. The first thing they will do is remove the case to the general civil docket because 1) attorneys cannot appear in small claims court, and 2) a corporation must be represented by an attorney. They would then likely also file immediately for dismissal, because chances are, if you are not an attorney yourself, your pleading would somehow be incomplete and deficient.
There is likely other avenues and more appropriate ways to handle this matter you can look into short of doing it yourself through small claims; it would be worth consulting with a consumer or lemon law attorney before you do anything.
A: Consider filing a report, the government is usually a good first/middle step before you take things into your own hands. See: https://www.usa.gov/car-complaints
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