Ford Beats Class Cert. Bid In Cracked Axle Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 2, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday refused to grant class certification in a case accusing Ford Motor Co. of trying to cover up a defective rear axle in its Windstar minivans, ruling that the four proposed classes didn't encompass the plaintiff's home state.

For his breach of express warranty and implied warranty claims, and his consumer protection law claim, Pennsylvania resident Aaron Martin proposed classes consisting of car owners living in states with similar laws. He also proposed a nationwide class for a fourth class over...
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