Judge Applies Ford Contract Ruling To Entire Class

Law360, New York (November 18, 2009, 3:04 PM EST) -- A federal court's 2005 ruling that Ford Motor Co. breached a contract by ceasing to supply trucks to its dealers after selling its business will now apply to an entire class of plaintiffs, after a federal judge issued a fiery rebuke denying a request by Ford to reconsider the ruling.

District Judge Jose L. Linares of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ripped Ford on Monday for asking for reconsideration nearly four years after the ruling, and said the automaker's request would...
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