Ford Minivan Owners Denied Class Cert. In Defect Dispute

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday denied certification to a class of minivan owners suing Ford Motor Co. over faulty transmissions in its Freestar and Mercury Monterey models, dismissing the plaintiffs’ breach of warranty and unjust enrichment claims.

The vehicle owners had argued that because Ford didn't disclose a defect to the torque converters in the vehicles that ultimately caused transmission problems, thousands of used minivans had been purchased at prices higher than they would have been if the defect was known to the buyers....
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