27 Dec '11, 5pm

Honda Civic Hybrid lawsuit could go guerrilla in small claims court

Think back to 2007, and the case of John True , the man who sued Honda for what he said were misleading claims about the fuel economy of the Civic Hybrid . The EPA said the car got 42 combined miles per gallon, but True got more like 32. Honda settled what became a class-action lawsuit out of court in 2009, although even at that time we were wondering if it was a fair deal . The proposed settlement gave Civic hybrid drivers the option to get either up to $1,000 off the purchase of a new Honda or a $100 check if they could prove they complained to Honda about the mileage. The lawyers in the case were made millions, and 26 state attorneys general called the settlement "not fair, adequate or reasonable ." Heather Peters was one of those Civic hybrid drivers, and she's found a way to strike back. Peters' solution is the Torrance, CA Small Claims Court. Since California law pre...

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