Damage Claims OK'd In Ford Cruise Control Switch MDL

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation accusing Ford Motor Co. of knowingly installing a faulty cruise control switch that eventually led to millions of vehicle recalls has clarified a previous order that dismissed several claims related to damages sustained from the defect.

Judge Bernard A. Freidman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Tuesday approved the addition of clauses to include the claims related to nonvehicle damages and spontaneous vehicle fires in his reconsideration of his original Sept. 29 order granting...
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