Volvo Seeks Atty Sanctions In $5M Car Defect Class Action

By Kurt Orzeck (February 27, 2015, 10:50 PM EST) -- Volvo Cars of North America LLC on Friday urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to sanction a plaintiffs' attorney for misleadingly altering a document in a $5 million class action accusing the company of selling cars with an allegedly fatal side-impact protection defect.

Volvo says Francis Malofiy of Francis Alexander LLC should be sanctioned after he admitted during a December 2013 hearing to removing the words "Volvo 900 Series" from an image of a brochure included in the amended complaint and changing it to "Volvo 850." Malofiy — who has faced sanctions in other litigation — has claimed he was trying to...

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