Hybrid Drivers Parse Ford Ads To Keep Fuel Fraud Suit Alive

Law360, New York (May 3, 2016, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of Ford hybrid car buyers urged a New York federal judge Monday to let breach of warranty and fraud actions continue against the automaker in a suit that alleges Ford misled motorists about fuel efficiency.

In a response to Ford's motion to dismiss the suit, the plaintiffs parse language in Ford television commercials and brochures to bolster their argument that the automaker misled consumers about the fuel efficiency of its 2013 C-Max and Fusion Hybrid cars, leading it to charge substantially higher prices for them. The cars buyers thought they would get 47 miles to the gallon but...

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