Mercedes Wants Defective-Engine Case in NJ Federal Court

Law360, San Francisco (April 1, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Mercedes-Benz USA on Monday urged a California federal judge to transfer a putative class action claiming Mercedes' cars contained defective gears that caused breakdowns and cost thousands of dollars to fix, arguing that it belonged in New Jersey federal court with a similar case.

Majeed Seifi and Tracey Deakin's lawsuit should be sent to New Jersey federal court, and potentially to U.S. District Court Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh, who heard and dismissed an “identical” case brought by Greg Suddreth in 2011, according to attorneys for the automaker. Suddreth...
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