Mazza Not Wonderful Enough For Pom

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- Almost a year since the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co. Inc.,[1] the case remains both heralded and, according to at least some California courts asked to apply it, misunderstood. As most who practice consumer protection class action work know, Mazza involved the Ninth Circuit’s reversal of certification of a putative nationwide class comprised of automobile purchasers across 44 states, in part, because of material variances in those states’ consumer protection laws.[2] These material variances precluded a finding of predominance across the...
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