Honda Civic Hybrid Class Action Lawsuit Settled, Tentatively

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Honda Civic Hybrid Class Action Lawsuit Settled, Tentatively
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The curious case of Heather Peters taking Honda to small claims court may not be over, but the class action suit she opted out of most likely is. A California judge tentatively approved a settlement that would award between $100 and $200 to Honda Civic hybrid owners who joined the suit filed because of inflated… Continue Reading...

Hyundai and Kia Named in Hybrid Patent Lawsuit

Hyundai and Kia Named in Hybrid Patent Lawsuit
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As for the latest suit, Paice claims that it repeatedly tried to contact Hyundai as early as 2004, in order to discuss its patent Hybrid technology, but says that with the development of the Sonata Hybrid sedan, the automaker infringed upon three patents owned by Paice. Continue Reading...

Honda Loses in Small Claims Court Gas Mileage Suit

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Honda Loses in Small Claims Court Gas Mileage Suit
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Given her background, Peters chose to take the case to Small Claims Court, knowing full well that under California law, Honda would be unable to bring in a team of highly paid lawyers to defend its position. Continue Reading...

Whistleblower Ordered to Pay Toyota $2.6 Million in Damages

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Whistleblower Ordered to Pay Toyota $2.6 Million in Damages
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The damages awarded to Toyota include $2.5 million for unauthorized disclosures of confidential information as well as $100,000 in punitive damages. Taylor also issued Biller instructions to return the confidential documents he obtained while employed by Toyota. Continue Reading...

Toyota Sues ‘Old GM’ Over Closure of NUMMI Plant

Toyota Sues ‘Old GM’ Over Closure of NUMMI Plant
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Now, Toyota is apparently suing the remnants of the ‘old’ GM (known as Motors Liquidation Company) for breach of contract, claiming $73 million in damages, namely to cover research and development costs, before GM pulled out of NUMMI last year. Continue Reading...

Mahindra Deliberately Voided Contract for U.S. Distribution Says Importer

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Mahindra Deliberately Voided Contract for U.S. Distribution Says Importer
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Now, that clause has come to mean something slightly different: GV, having invested several million dollars up front to secure a distribution network for the trucks is now out in the cold and Mahindra is washing its hands clean. Continue Reading...

Detroit Chrysler Dealer Sues Company and Rival Dealer

Detroit Chrysler Dealer Sues Company and Rival Dealer
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Colleen MacDonald, who owns Livonia Chrysler, says that the automaker’s letter of intent, dated August 12, does not return the sales and service agreement that it gave to Crestwood Dodge, after Livonia’s termination. Continue Reading...