Judge Rejects 'Frivolous' Midas Brake Consumer Class

Law360, Los Angeles (December 19, 2011, 8:38 PM EST) -- A California judge on Monday refused to certify a putative class of customers who claim Midas Inc. automobile repair franchisees violated state consumer protection laws by providing inferior substitutes for Midas-brand brake parts, criticizing the lawsuit as frivolous.

“I confess that from what the individual plaintiffs say in their depositions, they really seem not to have a meritorious class claim,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger told attorneys for the plaintiffs Monday. “If there’s any error in the tentative [decision], it may be in...
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