Mazda Air Bag Suit Must Stay In State Court: 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday denied Mazda Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co.'s bid to have a suit over a defective air bag system removed to federal court, ruling a district court had no jurisdiction to reverse its decision remanding the case to state court.

The suit was filed in the Alabama Circuit Court of Wilcox County in June 2009 under the Alabama Wrongful Death Act by Peggy Bender, who claimed a defective air bag system in her Mazda Miata fatally injured a passenger. Bender also...
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