Defective Radiator Claims Against Daimler Trimmed

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 1:34 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed two of four claims facing Daimler AG in a proposed class action accusing the carmaker and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC of hiding dangerous defects in their vehicles' radiators from consumers.

Daimler and Mercedes-Benz knew about the problems but refused to recall the radiators, instead dealing with customer complaints through secret repair and replacement programs, according to a second amended complaint filed by plaintiff Nadia Kas.

U.S. District Judge George H. King tossed Kas' claim against Daimler for violation of the...
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