Dead Ends For Car Classes Under Calif. Consumer Laws

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT) -- Thus far, 2012 has shown to be a difficult year for plaintiffs trying to pursue class actions against major automakers under California consumer laws. Although the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit threw a curveball into the trend earlier this month, the recent trilogy of Mazza (9th. Cir. Jan. 12, 2012), Cholakyan (C.D. Cal. March 29, 2012) and Contreras (9th Cir. June 5, 2012) shows that plaintiffs face major hurdles both as to standing, as well as class certification, when it comes to alleging...
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