Carrier HVAC Buyers Lose 2nd Cert. Bid Over Valve Failures

Law360 (May 19, 2020, 8:43 PM EDT) -- Consumers who blamed Carrier Corp. and related companies for an allegedly faulty valve in their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems lost another attempt to pursue their claims as a class action Monday, after a California federal judge said the cases need individual scrutiny.

U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled the HVAC purchasers' claims hinged too much on individual issues to be suitable for a class action. For example, the judge said, expert evidence submitted by the buyers indicated only a portion of the HVAC systems will actually fail due to the alleged valve problem.

"Thus, individualized inquiries would be...

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