Judge Denies Class Cert. In Lycoming Engines Suit

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 5:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied certification of a proposed nationwide class in a suit accusing Avco Corp. unit Lycoming Engines of making plane engines with defective crankshafts that caused power loss and in-flight engine failure.

In an order Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Timothy J. Savage said the plaintiff aircraft owners failed to meet predominance and superiority requirements for class certification, noting competing state standards on the remaining claim in the case of a breach of implied warranty...
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