Class Again Denied Cert. In False Ads Suit Over LED Bulbs

Law360, Los Angeles (August 27, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively ruled to again deny certification of a nationwide class in a suit accusing manufacturer Lights of America Inc. of deceptively marketing its light-emitting diode bulbs, saying a recent Ninth Circuit ruling bars national certification under the state's consumer protection laws.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna said at a hearing that the Ninth Circuit's decision in Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co. would make nationwide certification under California's false advertising law untenable because of salient differences in state's consumer...
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