9th Circ. Won't Revive Ignition Lock Suit Against Ford

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 8:31 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld the dismissal of a putative class action against Ford Motor Co. over allegedly defective ignition locks that made car owners unable to start their vehicles, finding the alleged bug did not constitute a safety concern.

In a unanimous unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel upheld a lower court's ruling that although the alleged defective locks cost hundreds of dollars to replace, under the Consumers Legal Remedies Act Ford had no duty to warn customers that the ignition locks might fail after...
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