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Judge Keeps Ford Cruise Control Switch Case Idling

Law360 (July 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A multidistrict case against Ford Motor Co., alleging that the company knowingly installed a faulty part in its vehicles that eventually forced it to recall millions of cars, trucks and SUVs, has stalled while the district judge ponders whether the court has jurisdiction over the plaintiffs’ claims.

Before ruling on pending motions, Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has decided he needs to consider whether he has federal jurisdiction over claims that Ford’s negligence caused some vehicles...
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