Hyundai, Kia Deceptive Mileage Suits Joined In Calif.

Law360, Chicago (February 6, 2013, 2:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday grouped 12 putative class actions accusing Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America Inc. of overstating the fuel efficiency of their vehicles into a new MDL in the Central District of California.

The panel assigned to litigation to U.S. District Judge George H. Wu, finding that the lawsuits now pending in Alabama, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Ohio federal courts share factual questions arising from the defendants' allegedly false or misleading advertising of mileage estimates for Kia...
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