Daimler Wants Out Of Mercedes Gas Leak Class Action

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 3:06 PM EST) -- Daimler AG said Wednesday its status as Mercedes-Benz USA LLC’s parent company does not mean it’s liable in a proposed class action that alleges certain Mercedes vehicles have a defect that causes gasoline leaks, and it asked a federal judge to toss the suit.

The company said the plaintiffs’ entire case against Daimler rests on the conclusory allegation that Daimler is “concurrently responsible” because, as a parent corporation, it allegedly “directs” the activities of its subsidiary Mercedes Benz USA.

“Because plaintiffs do not — and cannot...
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Case Information

Case Title

McCabe et al v. Daimler AG et al

Case Number



Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


Mark H. Cohen

Date Filed

July 18, 2012

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