Honda Car Owner Sues Company, Manages To Avoid Lawyers

A Honda driving customer in California has filed a lawsuit against the automobile manufacturer and the method she used has allowed her to avoid fighting against lawyers all together.

Under California state law the driver was able to file a small-claims lawsuit over her 2006 Civic hybrid and because of the nature of the claim Honda must send a company representative to court rather than a high-profile team of lawyers who are capable of scaring off potential lawsuits.

According to the Los Angeles Times the case has the potential to become a “small-claims flash mob.”

What may be worse for the car manufacturer and other companies is the fact that other small-claims lawsuits may soon follow suit as Heather Peters has started a website (Here) which shows potential lawsuit seekers how to file a small claims lawsuit of their own.

Under a proposed class-action deal Honda would pay ’03-’09 Civic hybrid owners $100 each and give them rebate vouchers for a new vehicle purchase, Honda would also pay lawyer fees totaling $8.5 million. Peters is asking Honda owners to reject the deal and instead take the company to small claims court where a stronger message can be sent as the company deals with hundreds and potentially thousands of small claims lawsuits.

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