Ford Defective Engine Suits Can Roll On: Judge

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. lost its bid Monday to halt 11 putative class actions over alleged diesel engine defects that were filed after the car giant settled a similar case in South Carolina in 2007.

Judge Henry M. Herlong Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina refused to issue an injunction requiring the withdrawal of the new class claims, which were filed in various federal courts. Judge Herlong said Ford failed to show why his court should take the "extraordinary action" of enjoining...
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