Calif. Homeowner Targets Class Over Plumbing MDL Talks

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT) -- A California homeowner on Tuesday asked a Minnesota federal court to nix class certification in a multidistrict litigation accusing Uponor Inc. of duping consumers into buying faulty plumbing systems, arguing class members making California law claims were not fairly represented in settlement talks.

Oscar Ortega, of Perris, Calif., said in a motion to decertify that all class representatives who reached a January settlement — which released Uponor and predecessor Radiant Technology Inc. from claims that they advertised their F1807 Plumb Flex plumbing system as reliable even...
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