Graco Keeps Car Seat Defect Class Action In Fed. Court

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Thursday refused to remand to state court a Graco Children's Products Inc. customer's putative class action over an allegedly defective child safety seat, arguing that damages in the case could possibly top the Class Action Fairness Act's $5 million threshold.

Named plaintiff Penny Ezell had argued that documents from Graco reveal that compensatory damages for consumers who purchased the company's TurboBooster car seat would be less than $4 million, but U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron said that fraud allegations leave...
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