Pep Boys’ Win in Class Suit Over Tire-Sale Paperwork Affirmed

Nov. 20, 2020, 5:06 PM

A tire purchaser lacked standing to sue Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack Inc. over its alleged failure to register new tires with their manufacturers because she wasn’t injured, the Third Circuit affirmed Friday.

Vickie Thorne, who sued on behalf of a proposed class of Pep Boys tire customers, “has no tangible, concrete injury because she hasn’t specified how to value her alleged harm, why the tires she received were worth less than she paid for them, or how non-compliant tires are defective,” Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith said for the appeals court. She can’t show an intangible injury either, ...

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