Ford AC Defect Action May Be Nixed For Lack Of Evidence

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday indicated she would toss a proposed class action accusing Ford Motor Co. of knowingly selling and leasing vehicles with a hazardous air conditioning defect, saying the plaintiff has provided no evidence that his vehicle has the alleged defect.

U.S. District Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen said at a hearing that the lawsuit will be squashed unless the plaintiff, Kerry O'Shea, can prove that the air conditioning in his Ford Escape Hybrid discharged an excessive amount of flux, a material used in...
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