Nissan Japan Seeks To Exit Transmission Defect Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (June 25, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. urged a California federal judge on Monday to dismiss it from a putative class action alleging the Japanese automaker knew of transmission defects in its Altima, Maxima and Quest models, arguing its U.S. sales and marketing were handled independently by its North American subsidiary.

If Nissan Motor Co. is dismissed by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald, the subsidiary Nissan North America Inc. would remain as the sole defendant and could shield the automaker from certain document requests that could be used...
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