Class Trimmed In Nissan Dashboard Defect Suit

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday partially decertified a class of consumers in their suit against Nissan North America Inc. over defective dashboards that are prone to bubbling, ruling that their breach of warranty claims would have to be tried individually.

The court also upheld the class certification as it applies to alleged violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, finding that a significant number of common claims exist and could be perceived to trump individual claims. The ruling noted that there are some issues with...
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