November 17, 2017 / 11:34 PM / a year ago

Fiat says plaintiff expert unfit to prove economic loss claims in hacking suit

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

Fiat Chrysler has urged a federal judge to exclude testimony by a researcher whose methodology and background the company said did not reliably support economic damages claimed in a proposed class action alleging cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Jeep vehicles.

FCA US LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Italian-controlled carmaker Fiat Chrysler, and co-defendant Harman International Industries, Inc., a Connecticut-based manufacturer of automotive information and entertainment systems, moved the strike the witness’ testimony on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

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