Chrysler Ducks Dodge Ram Engine Defect Class Action

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday dismissed a proposed class action alleging Chrysler Group LLC's 2010-2013 Dodge Ram trucks have defective engines that cause the vehicles to lose power, ruling the plaintiffs haven't adequately shown the federal court has authority to hear the case.

The plaintiffs said that since they are Florida residents, and since Chrysler's principal place of business and incorporation is in Michigan, the federal court can hear the case because it involves citizens of different states. But U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton...
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