Ford Owners' Class Bid Sputters Out Again In Van Defect MDL

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 10:18 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday shot down Ford Motor Co. E-350 van owners’ revised motion for class certification in a multidistrict litigation claiming the vehicles are defective, finding many of their common issues too individualized and requested relief inappropriate.

In an 86-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas rejected the van owners' claims of misrepresentation, injury, deception, and breach of implied and express warranty — the second time certification has been denied in the long-running MDL.

“Despite [the] plaintiffs’ argument that 'the core of the relief sought...
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