The rigorous class action standards announced last term by the U.S. Supreme Court have now been applied in the context of a massive federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) of consumer product claims.

In a Dec. 19, 2011, decision, a federal judge in Michigan refused to certify a class of consumers who purchased cars equipped with OnStar, an in-vehicle telematic communications system designed to support drivers with roadside assistance information.  ...

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