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...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.