Ad Claims Revived In Hybrid Mileage Suit V. Honda

Law360, New York (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a blow to American Honda Motor Co. Inc., a California appeals court has reversed the dismissal of state law causes of action for deceptive advertising brought by a consumer who sued the automaker over the fuel efficiency of his hybrid vehicle, ruling that not all of the consumer's claims are preempted by federal law.

A divided three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District said in a majority ruling Monday that while a trial court correctly threw out plaintiff Gaetano...
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