18 Feb '12, 9pm

Civic Hybrid class-action deadline for attorneys general's response extended

Civic Hybrid class-action deadline for attorneys general's response extended

for five states to respond to a settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit from Honda Civic Hybrid owners was extended by a San Diego County superior court judge, the Los Angeles Times reported. Judge Timothy Taylor extended the deadline for five state attorneys general – from California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington – to object to the settlement to March 9, the newspaper said. According to the settlement, which stemmed from a claim that the automaker overstated the model's fuel economy figures, Civic owners would be paid up to $200 each or a bit more in coupons that may be used towards buying another Honda , while class-action attorneys are to receive $8.5 million. The court is expected to decide whether the settlement will stand on March 16, according to the Times . Honda was the subject of a class-action claim relating to its estimates that 2003-07 mod...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/02/18/civic-hybrid-class-a...

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