BMW Says Battery Warranty Class Doesn't Cut It

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 5:00 PM EST) -- BMW of North America LLC argued Wednesday that the need for individualized, factual inquiries should doom a putative class action in New Jersey claiming the company wrongfully refused to replace defective batteries under its warranty and maintenance agreements and misled consumers about those coverages.

Representing BMW, Christopher J. Dalton of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC told U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty that named plaintiff John J. Morano could never prove through common evidence that each class member had been wrongfully denied a battery.

Dalton was responding...
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