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Thursday, 7 June 2012

American Honda appeal against damages for inaccurate fuel consumption information

Automotive News reports that American Honda are appealing against a decision of a small claims court in California which awarded a consumer $10,000 because it considered Honda's claims about fuel economy of the Civic to be in accurate. This despite a court earlier approving a class action settlement, under which about 200,000 customers received payouts and rebates off new cars. The plaintiff in the latest case, a lawyer, opted out of the class action to pursue her own claim. Another 1,700 consumers are doing likewise - hence Honda's need to appeal that judgment.

Update (courtesy of Nicholas Yapp, Davenport Lyons): Honda have won the appeal, and Mrs Peters has been ordered to pay $75. She has no right of appeal. The judgment is here.

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