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Consumer Law : MMPA –  Jurisdiction – Deceptive Representations

Stephanie Maniscalco//August 31, 2018//

Consumer Law : MMPA –  Jurisdiction – Deceptive Representations

Stephanie Maniscalco//August 31, 2018//

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Where a car buyer argued that FCA USA violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act by making deceptive representations about the safety of certain vehicles, the district court correctly found that it had jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act, and the court also properly found that the buyer’s purchase had no relationship with the alleged misrepresentation.

Judgment is affirmed.

Faltermeier v. FCA US LLC (MLW No. 71982/Case No. 17-2093 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Erickson, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Kays, J. (Stephen J. Moore, Mission Woods, Kansas, argued for appellant; David L. Heinemann and Christopher S. Shank appeared on the brief) (Kathy A. Wisniewski, St. Louis, argued for appellee; Sharon Rosenberg and Stephen A. D’Aunoy appeared on the brief).

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