Ford Says Lemon Law Class Action Violates Speech Laws – Law360 (subscription)



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By Beth Winegarner
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Law360, San Francisco (May 21, 2014, 6:24 PM ET) — Ford Motor Co. urged a California federal judge on Wednesday to strike a proposed class action claiming the carmaker illegally forced customers to fix defective warrantied vehicles before returning them, arguing the lawsuit violates state free-speech laws because it’s founded on agreements between Ford and the plaintiffs to buy back their defective trucks.

An attorney for Ford told U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton that named plaintiffs Michael Sansoe and Eric Frazer’s lawsuit seeks to bar Ford from reaching settlements with other customers who threaten…

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