9th Circ. Axes $200M Settlement In Hyundai, Kia Fuel MDL

Law360, New York (January 23, 2018, 9:56 PM EST) -- In what one judge called "a major blow to multistate class actions," a divided Ninth Circuit on Tuesday nixed a $200 million settlement in multidistrict litigation alleging Hyundai and Kia misstated vehicle fuel efficiency, saying a California federal judge failed to weigh variations in state law before certifying a nationwide class.

A split three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit vacated U.S. District Judge George H. Wu’s June 2015 final settlement approval order and certification of a nationwide class of consumers claiming Hyundai Motor America Inc. and...
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Case Title

In re: Caitlin Ahearn, et al v. Hyundai Motor America, et al


Case Number

15-56014

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

June 30, 2015


Case Title

In re: Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy


Case Number

15-56064

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

July 9, 2015


Case Title

In re: Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy


Case Number

15-56067

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

July 10, 2015


Case Title

In re: Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy


Case Number

15-56059

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

July 8, 2015


Case Title

In re: Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy


Case Number

15-56025

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

July 2, 2015


Case Title

In re: Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy


Case Number

15-56061

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

July 8, 2015

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