Mercedes Loses Sanctions Bid In Chrome Defect Suit

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 1:38 PM EST) -- A California judge on Thursday refused a bid by Mercedes-Benz USA LLC for sanctions in a putative class action alleging injury risks from chrome-plated interior trim pieces, chastising the carmaker for taking quotes from opposing counsel out of context to cast the suit as frivolous.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee said Mercedes-Benz had failed to show that plaintiff Ani Avedisian’s first amended complaint was objectively baseless or was launched without a reasonable or competent prefiling inquiry, and therefore had no basis for demanding Rule 11...
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Ani Avedisian v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC et al


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2:12-cv-00936

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California Central

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

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Dolly M. Gee

Date Filed

February 1, 2012

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