Class Cert. Denied In Suit Alleging Wobbly Harleys

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 12:36 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday refused to certify three classes of consumers in a lawsuit claiming that a defect in Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc.'s motorcycles causes severe wobbling and instability.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder's decision to throw out testimony from the plaintiffs' expert, David Limebeer, a professor of control engineering at the University of Oxford, ultimately doomed the plaintiff's motion for class certification, though the judge denied the motion without prejudice.

"Once Dr. Limebeer's opinions have been excluded, as the court has determined they...
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