JPML Merges Cooling Tube Actions Against Porsche

Law360, New York (May 23, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Monday consolidated four proposed class actions claiming Porsche Cars North America Inc. knowingly installed faulty plastic cooling tubes in its Cayenne models, selecting an Ohio federal court for the new multidistrict litigation.

The plaintiffs in the suits accuse Porsche of installing faulty tubes that prematurely degrade and fracture, causing a leak of cooling fluid that can lead to engine damage and failure. The ruling impacts suits already filed in New York, New Jersey, Ohio and California and potentially...
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