Honda To Face Civic Tire Defect Claims As Class Action

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday struck a blow to American Honda Motor Co., granting class certification to a suit alleging the automaker violated warranties and consumer protection laws by knowingly selling Civics that contained a major tire defect.

U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow certified two classes of plaintiffs who purchased or leased Civics made between 2006 and 2007 and Civic Hybrids made between 2006 and 2008. The cars had a rear suspension defect that could cause uneven and premature wear on the rear tires...
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