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 Information

Case Title

Tara Matthews v. American Honda Motor Company Inc

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


Kathleen M. Williams

Date Filed

April 9, 2012

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