Consumers Want 9th Circ. To Rehear Honda Braking Suit

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 10:30 PM EST) -- Consumer organizations interested in a lawsuit against American Honda Motor Co. Inc. over allegedly faulty specialized braking systems on Acura RL cars argued Monday that the Ninth Circuit’s reversal of the plaintiffs’ class certification was based on a misinterpretation of consumer protection law.

In fighting for a rehearing en banc, amicus curiae attorneys claim the panel’s majority opinion tramples the states’ exclusive sovereignty to determine their own substantive law and directly contradicts the Ninth Circuit’s precedent.

“This is an extraordinary case with far-reaching implications for the fundamental...
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