Judge Won't Rethink Partial Cert. In Heart Monitor Suit

Law360, Springfield (June 16, 2017, 7:21 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday declined treadmill manufacturer Precor's request that the court reconsider its grant of partial class certification to a class of dissatisfied customers suing the company over allegedly defective treadmill heart monitors, saying it won't reconsider old arguments and that the only new information Precor brings discredits its own expert’s study. 

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber granted partial class certification to the customers in March after Precor had urged the judge not to. Since March, Precor and the class have gone back and forth in the manufacturer’s bid to have Judge Leinenweber reconsider. In its April motion to...

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