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Ford Fiesta, Focus Transmission Settlement Gets Final OK

Law360, New York (October 19, 2017, 3:45 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday put his final stamp of approval on a class action settlement between Ford Focus and Fiesta drivers and the automaker, overruling objectors and ending a five-year-old lawsuit over allegedly defective transmissions.

U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. said he had determined that the deal, which was announced in March, is fair and reasonable and that none of the objectors, either alone or together, convinced him otherwise. As a “claims made” agreement under which Ford Motor Co. must pay out all...
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Case Information

Case Title

Omar Vargas v. Ford Motor Company

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Andre Birotte Jr

Date Filed

September 28, 2012

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