Chrysler Gets Some Claims Nixed In Defective-Brake Action

Law360, Chicago (January 30, 2013, 8:13 PM EST) -- A California federal judge trimmed substantial claims Tuesday from a putative class action alleging that Chrysler Group LLC concealed a defect in its 2009 and 2010 Dodge Journeys that causes premature brake wear, but refused the automaker's bid to have the suit tossed completely.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna dismissed without prejudice plaintiff Ronald Coleman's claims under California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and its Unfair Competition Law, finding he had failed to show that he met those statutes' residency requirements. The judge also tossed co-plaintiff...
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