As previously reported on this site, Heather Peters encouraged members of a class of Honda Civic Hybrid owners to opt out of a nationwide class action settlement, conservatively valued at $87.5 million, to pursue individual claims in small claims court. Today, it was announced that Ms. Peters had lost her small claims appeal in Los Angeles Superior Court, with the Court awarding Honda its costs. The decision is attached below
To date, close to 60,000 class members have filed claims, as compared to less than 20 who have filed small claims actions. The current claims deadline is in October 2012. Please check this site and www.hchsettlement.com for further updates.