Kia Hit With Class Action Over Inflated Mileage Claims

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 1:36 PM EST) -- Kia Motors America Inc. was hit with a proposed nationwide class action Tuesday in California federal court alleging that the automaker has defrauded consumers by overstating the fuel efficiency of five of its top car models. 

Richard Woodruff claims Kia scored a massive increase in sales of its model 2011 to 2013 cars — including the Optima HEV, Rio, Sorento, Soul and Sportage — as a result of "extensive and misleading" marketing campaigns touting the models as achieving class-leading gas mileage, according to a complaint filed...
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Case Information

Case Title

Woodruff v. Kia Motors America, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Thelton E. Henderson

Date Filed

December 4, 2012

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