Mercedes Loses Bid To Sink Suit Over Leak Defects

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 9:38 PM EST) -- Mercedes-Benz USA LLC lost its bid Thursday to nix a putative class action alleging it failed to notify consumers about a defect in the water-management system of its E-Class vehicles, but a California federal judge said a hearing will be needed to determine whether the plaintiff has standing to sue.

The named plaintiff, California Mercedes owner Tigran Cholakyan, has not definitively proven that the water that leaked into the interior cabin of his preowned 2005 E-320 Mercedes-Benz two years ago resulted from a defect in the...
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