Avis, Others Settle Secondhand Smoke Action

Law360, Los Angeles (June 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday approved a settlement in a class action that alleged Avis Budget Group Inc., Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. violated the state’s Proposition 65 by not warning drivers about secondhand smoke chemicals in their cars. 

The agreement mandates that the rental car companies post signs telling drivers that smoking in the car is banned. The signs will also contain information detailing the harmful health effects of secondhand smoke carcinogens.

Further, Avis Budget, Hertz and Dollar Thrifty may...
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