Graco Keeps Car Seat Defect Class Action In Fed. Court

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Thursday refused to remand to state court a Graco Children's Products Inc. customer's putative class action over an allegedly defective child safety seat, arguing that damages in the case could possibly top the Class Action Fairness Act's $5 million threshold.

Named plaintiff Penny Ezell had argued that documents from Graco reveal that compensatory damages for consumers who purchased the company's TurboBooster car seat would be less than $4 million, but U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron said that fraud allegations leave...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ezell et al v. Graco Children's Products Inc et al

Case Number



Oklahoma Western

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


Robin J. Cauthron

Date Filed

July 16, 2012

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