Mercedes Says Class Lacks Standing In Defective-Engine Suit

Law360, San Francisco (September 30, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Mercedes-Benz USA urged a California federal judge on Monday to toss a putative class action alleging the company made and sold defective engines in some cars that risked consumers' safety and required costly fixes, arguing the plaintiffs are wrongly bringing claims on cars they did not purchase.

Attorneys for the luxury car company argued the plaintiffs had only purchased cars with one of the two engine models named in their amended complaint. Under the CLRA, which the plaintiffs claim Mercedes violates, they can't demand damages on...
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