Calif. Judge Pares Honda Power Window Defect Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2013, 9:37 PM EST) -- American Honda Motor Co. Inc. on Tuesday escaped the core fraud claims in a putative class action over an alleged power window defect as a California judge ruled two consumers had not shown Honda was aware of the problem when they bought their vehicles.

U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Wilson said the named plaintiffs' allegations that, among other things, Honda had received online complaints from consumers about power window failure were insufficient to support fraud claims under California, New Jersey or Iowa consumer protection laws based...
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