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Appeals court upholds ruling tossing out F1 claims

May 25, 2007
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago today upheld a court decision that tossed out a class-action lawsuit brought by disgruntled Formula One fans.

The unanimous decision affirmed a 2006 ruling by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker, who said the suit failed to state a claim for which relief could be granted, according to the Indiana Lawyer.

The suit was brought by a number of unhappy fans wanting compensation and damages following a mishap in 2005 at the U.S. Grand Prix in Indianapolis, when all Michelin racers withdrew from the race in a protest over tires.

Judge Barker combined 10 suits and ultimately dismissed the combined case.
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