GM And Other Automakers Can't Shake Takata Air Bag Case
Law360 (May 6, 2019, 6:05 PM EDT) -- A group of automakers, including General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, fell short Friday on attempts to escape consumers' economic damages claims against them in multidistrict litigation over the use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, but won assurances they will not face duplicative claims in multiple venues.
U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno, who is overseeing the Takata MDL in the Southern District of Florida, limited his order to arguments the automakers raised in their motions to dismiss over the consumers' strategic decision to simultaneously file separate complaints in four district courts where the companies are incorporated and three complaints directly...
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