ninth Circ. Vacates Veto Of Ford Drivers’ $23K PowerShift Award

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By Gina Kim (July 21, 2022, 7:44 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit on Thursday reversed and remanded a California federal choose’s veto of a $23,000 jury award in a bellwether trial between drivers and Ford Motor Co. in a multidistrict litigation over the automotive big’s PowerShift transmissions, ruling the drivers did not abandon their implied guarantee claims. 

In a brief, five-page opinion, a unanimous, three-judge panel dominated that U.S. District Decide André Birotte Jr. erred when he decided that Ford drivers Yvonne and Salvador Quintero deserted their implied guarantee declare in opposition to Ford over their leased Ford Focus and the purported transmission defect. 

However the panel mentioned Decide Birotte could have been…

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