Ford Can't Duck Warranty Claims In Fuel Tank Defect Suit

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 1:34 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday refused to let Ford Motor Co. completely escape a putative class action over allegedly defective fuel tanks in F-Series trucks and E-Series vans, finding that express warranty and good faith and fair dealing claims can move forward.

U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise said that named plaintiffs Galo Coba and his company Coba Landscaping and Construction Inc. present persuasive evidence that Ford knew it would be unable to fix the lining of fuel tank, which allegedly deteriorates and allows...
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