Moldy Mercedes-Benz HVAC Systems 'Foul,' Suit Claims

Law360 (December 13, 2018, 5:16 PM EST) -- Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and its parent company Daimler AG were hit with a lawsuit in New Jersey federal court Wednesday, claiming in the third putative class action of its kind that the companies knowingly sold vehicles with defective HVAC systems that create mold build-up and cause an "unbearable," foul smell.

In a 13-count complaint, plaintiffs Nicholas Biase of New Jersey, Rosa Grue of New York, John Dudasik of Illinois, Todd Basler of Missouri and Gail Mahoney of Florida accuse the luxury automaker of building many of its vehicles with defective heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems that allow mold...

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