Law360: Judge Trims Claims In Ford Battery Shutdown Defect Suit
August 14, 2023
US District Judge Linda V. Parker dismissed nationwide class claims against Ford Motor Company alleging that it defrauded customers by failing to disclose design flaws in Mustang Mach-E vehicles. “There can be no liability for a fraudulent omission claim under the majority of the state’s fraud or consumer protection laws, and certainly under the Rule 9(b) pleading standard, if Plaintiffs are unable to plead the ‘what’ of the alleged omission, namely, Ford’s knowledge of the Shutdown Risk defect,” Judge Parker said. Ford is represented by Randall W. Edwards of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
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