Honda Wipes Out Paint Defect Class Action

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday nixed a proposed class action against American Honda Motor Co. over an alleged defect that causes its cars' paint to appear faded, ruling the plaintiff had failed to bring a timely claim.

Florida resident Tara Matthews, owner of a 2003 Honda Accord, said she noticed the paint problem two years ago and filed suit in January 2012.

Matthews argued her claims were not barred by a four-year statute of limitations, as the clock started not when she bought the vehicle...
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Case Title

Tara Matthews v. American Honda Motor Company Inc


Case Number

0:12-cv-60630

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

Kathleen M. Williams

Date Filed

April 9, 2012

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