The firm secured a victory for client Nissan Extended Services North America Inc. when a federal judge dismissed a suit alleging that a Nissan services contractor and a car dealership used a service agreement with higher interest rates than stated to rip off a car buyer. In Arkliss v. Nissan Extended Services North America Inc. et al, plaintiff Fabian Arkliss brought two claims under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA), accusing Nissan Extended Services North America Inc. and Difeo Nissan Partnership of selling him a service agreement with language stating “zero percent financing,” even though the contract was subject to a 23.99% annual interest rate. US District Judge William H. Wells dismissed the suit, citing that MMWA claims must rely on “underlying state claims,” which Arkliss failed to plead. “Arkliss gives defendants a reasonable opportunity to cure, which…must occur before Arkliss’ claims proceed but not before they are brought,” the judge wrote. News of the dismissal was covered by Law360.