Ky. Judge Nixes Nationwide Class In Ford Engine Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 8:34 PM EST) -- A group of consumers has lost its class certification bid in a suit alleging Ford Motor Co. installed older engines known for defects in vehicles, with a judge saying Kentucky consumer protection laws don't cover purchases made outside the state.

But Judge Charles R. Simpson seemed to leave the door open for a narrower class certification, saying named plaintiff Kenneth E. Corder Sr.'s motion was denied “insofar as he seeks certification of a nationwide class” in an order filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for...
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