Honda Can't Duck Most Claims In Civic Defect Action

Law360, New York (January 6, 2012, 8:07 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday rejected American Honda Motor Co. Inc.'s attempt to toss the bulk of the claims in a putative nationwide class action claiming Honda violated warranties by selling defective Civics.

The lawsuit accuses Honda of actively hiding from customers that its 2006 and 2007 Civic vehicles and 2006 through 2008 Civic Hybrid vehicles had a rear suspension defect that could cause uneven and premature wear on the rear tires and sudden tire failure.

Honda failed to persuade U.S. District Judge Margaret Morrow...
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