Hyundai False Advertising Suit Dodges First Roadblock

Law360, Los Angeles (April 23, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday tentatively refused to throw out a putative class action accusing Hyundai Motor America of falsely advertising that its Elantra sedan would get 40 miles per gallon in highway driving, saying the plaintiff’s state law claims aren’t barred by federal regulations.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu told attorneys for Hyundai and plaintiff Kehlie R. Espinosa on Monday that he likely will stick with a tentative decision denying the carmaker’s motion to dismiss allegations that it violated California consumer protection laws when...
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