Ford Fends Off Focus Suspension Defect Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge denied a bid for class certification on Tuesday in a suit claiming Ford Motor Co. sold Focus sedans with a rear suspension defect that caused potentially hazardous premature tire wear, saying the suit raised too many individualized questions to justify class treatment.

Among the variables making the suit unfit for class litigation are the fact that the premature tire wear allegedly experienced by the class plaintiffs did not necessarily occur at the same rate for all plaintiffs, did not uniformly occur as...
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