No Class Cert. For Lexus Owners In Faulty Paint Suit

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday denied class certification to Lexus car owners in a suit accusing Toyota Motor Corp. of selling vehicles with shoddy paint, breaching warranty agreements and failing to offer consumers a fix for the problem.

Citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner said lead plaintiff Neal Kruszka had failed to show that the members of the proposed class have suffered the same injury.

"The court finds that plaintiff's submission of...
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