DaimlerChrysler v. Inman

In DaimlerChrysler v. Inman, 252 S.W.3d 299 (Tex. 2008), the Texas Supreme Court reviewed a certification order in a class action lawsuit alleging that certain DaimlerChrysler cars had seat belts that were "too easy" to unlatch. None of the plaintiffs had been injured and only one plaintiff was sure that a problem with his seatbelt had occurred. The Texas Court dismissed the lawsuit, holding that the plaintiffs lacked standing because the possibility of injury was extremely remote: "if injury is only hypothetical, there is no real controversy." Id. at 307.