Ford Faces La. Class Action Over Diesel Engine Flaws

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Two Louisiana consumers on Tuesday hit Ford Motor Co. and Navistar Inc. with a putative class action claiming the companies concealed massive defects in a diesel engine model, a day after Ford lost a bid to halt 11 similar actions.

The plaintiffs, both Ford F-350 truck owners, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, accusing Ford and Navistar of publicly touting the superiority of their six-liter Power Stroke diesel truck engines while internally wrangling over their “pervasive” design and manufacturing...
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