Daimler Loses Preemptive Cert. Challenge In Gas Leak Case

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 1:54 PM EST) -- Daimler AG and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC distributor on Monday failed once again to head off class certification in a suit alleging their E-Class sedans and wagons are prone to gasoline leaks, with a federal judge reserving his decision until the plaintiffs put their certification bid to paper.

U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten denied the defendants’ second preemptive motion to nix or limit the potential putative purchaser class, refusing to budge from his earlier-stated position that such determinations must wait until the claims take form...
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