Class Cert. Denied In Ford Seat Back Liability Case

Law360, New York (March 16, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT) -- A federal court has denied class certification to a group of truck owners in Maryland who filed a product liability suit against Ford Motor Co. claiming their seat backs collapsed even in relatively minor collisions.

The proposed class action failed to meet the requirements of predominance, superiority and manageability, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruled Friday.

Originally, the complaint had also named General Motors Corp., Chrysler LLC and Saturn Corp., but they were dropped from the suit in connection with their bankruptcies....
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