Ford Says Consumers' Fuel Efficiency Claims Preempted

Law360, Los Angeles (November 22, 2013, 7:16 PM EST) -- Ford Motor Co. on Friday urged a New York federal judge to dismiss multidistrict litigation alleging it overstated the fuel efficiency for some of its hybrid vehicles, contending the plaintiffs' claims are preempted by federal law and are otherwise not adequately supported by evidence. 

In a motion to dismiss, Ford said the claims of 29 consumers who have accused the automaker of advertising false or misleading mileage estimates for its Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid vehicles are preempted to the extent the plaintiffs seek to impose...
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