Ford Owners Seek Class Cert. In AC Defect Action

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT) -- A California car owner has asked for class certification in a suit that accuses Ford Motor Co. of selling or leasing more than 108,000 vehicles with a hazardous air conditioner defect, according to a motion released Monday.

Kerry O'Shea contends the vehicles in the proposed class — which include 2006 through 2009 model years of the Ford Focus, 2008 through 2010 models years of the Lincoln Town Car and several others — are uniformly defective because each has an air conditioner system evaporator core manufactured with...
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