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First Circuit: Allegations in Class Action Against Titeflex ‘Too Speculative’

November 14, 2014

Washington Examiner
By Legal Newsline Staff Writer

An appeals court ruled a class action complaint against Titeflex Corporation over the alleged risk of harm of one of its products is “too speculative” to give rise to the case.

The district court dismissed the class action product liability complaint for lack of standing and a three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal in an opinion filed Nov. 4 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Chief Judge Sandra Lynch and circuit judges Kenneth Francis Ripple and Bruce M. Selya voted in the majority, with Lynch authoring the opinion.

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Titeflex is represented John G. Papianou and Charles B. Casper of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP; and Jeffrey E. Poindexter and Jodi K. Miller of Bulkley Richardson & Gelinas LLP.

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