Revived Cert. Bid In Volvo Engine Defect Suit Blocked

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina judge on Tuesday denied renewed efforts to secure class certification in a suit accusing two Volvo Group units of concealing engine defects, saying the plaintiffs had ignored court instructions allowing them to pursue only limited statewide classes.

After rejecting a preliminary bid for certification in April, U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles granted the plaintiffs’ request to file a second motion seeking certification of only “a limited number of statewide classes.” What the plaintiffs submitted the following August, however, once again only sought...
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