No Class Cert. In ABS Brakes Suit Against GM

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied class status to plaintiffs and — finding it unlikely they could ever achieve certification — dismissed their case against General Motors Corp. alleging that the company sold defective anti-lock braking systems in certain truck models, leading to the unwanted activation of the ABS at low speeds.

On Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge James B. Moran issued an order noting a variety of problems with the named plaintiffs’ class proposals, which would have included...
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