MDL Panel Combines Ford Hybrid Fuel-Efficiency Suits

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Friday grouped 15 putative class actions accusing Ford Motor Co. of overstating the fuel efficiency of some vehicles into a new MDL in the Southern District of New York.

The panel assigned the litigation to U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas, finding that the lawsuits pending in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York and Pennsylvania federal courts shared factual questions arising from Ford’s allegedly false or misleading advertising of mileage estimates for...
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