Kia Sephia Class Wrongly Certified: Fla. Court

Law360, New York (June 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost to Kia Motors America Corp., a Florida state appeals court has ruled that a class of consumers who bought Sephia model vehicles with allegedly defective brake systems should not have been certified.

A three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida said Wednesday that the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County had abused its discretion by certifying the class because the plaintiffs hadn't satisfied the relevant requirements under Florida civil procedure rules.

Wednesday's ruling found that the class certification in the...
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