9th Circ. Nixes Class Denial In Land Rover Tire Suit

By Hilary Russ (August 18, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a decision denying class certification to plaintiffs who sued Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC alleging some of its vehicles had an alignment defect that caused tires to wear out prematurely.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with plaintiffs Kenneth Gable and Brian J. Wolin, who argued that the district court abused its discretion when it found that the proposed class couldn't show that common issues predominate, according to the opinion rendered Tuesday.

"The district court erred when it concluded, without discussion, that certification is inappropriate because Gable and Wolin did...

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