Mercedes Must Face Trimmed Faulty-Sunroof Class Action

By Lauren Berg (January 31, 2019, 10:18 PM EST) -- Mercedes-Benz USA must face a proposed class action accusing the car maker of selling automobiles with defective sunroofs, a California federal judge ruled Thursday, except for the claims that it actively tried to conceal the alleged defects.

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. partially granted Mercedes' motion to dismiss, after finding that the named plaintiff, Giorgio Enea, did not show that Mercedes violated California's Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act because he failed to plausibly allege that the car maker knew that its sunroofs are allegedly prone to spontaneously shatter.

The judge said that all Enea had alleged...

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