Honda Settles Class Action Over Defective Civic Models

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday approved a deal allowing American Honda Motor Co. Inc. to shut down a nationwide class action in exchange for replacing allegedly defective Civic parts and prematurely worn tires, and reimbursing consumers who have already paid out of pocket.

The deal, which plaintiffs call “the product of 10 years of investigation” into the issue, resolves allegations that Honda knowingly sold Civics with a major tire defect in violation of its warranties and consumer protection laws.

In granting preliminary approval, U.S. District Judge...
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