Class Action Against Nissan Over Rollaway Cars Tossed

Law360, New York (September 3, 2010, 12:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out class action allegations that Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s electronic key system violates car safety standards, leaving only individual product liability claims that Nissan’s cars are defective and roll away while the engine is off.

On Wednesday, Judge Sandra B. Armstrong of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Nissan’s electronic key system in fact complies with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, dooming the class action claims for breach of warranty, consumer fraud and unjust...
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