Jose L. Linares

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Jose L. Linares
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Assumed office
December 3, 2002
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Alfred J. Lechner, Jr.
Personal details
Born Jose L. Linares
1953 (age 63–64)
Havana, Cuba
Education Jersey City State College B.A.
Temple University Beasley School of Law J.D.

Jose L. Linares (born 1953) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Havana, Cuba, Linares received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jersey City State College in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1978. He was a supervising attorney of the New York City Department of Investigation from 1978 to 1980. He was in private practice in New Jersey from 1980 to 2000. He was a judge on the Essex County Superior Court, New Jersey from 2000 to 2002.

District court service[edit]

On August 1, 2002, Linares was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Alfred J. Lechner, Jr.. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002, and received his commission on December 3, 2002.

Notable case[edit]

In February 2016, Mercedes-Benz was sued by private plaintiffs alleging its BlueTec engines violate standards in a manner similar to the Volkswagen emissions scandal.[1] On December 6, 2016, Judge Linares threw out the lawsuit, finding the plaintiffs had alleged no standing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Andrew M (18 February 2016). "Mercedes Faces Lawsuit Over BlueTec Clean Diesel Emissions". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Teichert, Erica (6 December 2016). "U.S. judge throws out emissions fraud lawsuit against Mercedes". Reuters. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Alfred James Lechner, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
2002–present
Incumbent