TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County judge has taken into submission American Honda Motor Co.'s appeal of a small-claims court award given to car owner who said the automaker misrepresented the gas mileage of her hybrid Civic.A court clerk says Superior Court Judge Dudley W. Gray II took the case under submission on Friday and will issue a ruling later.Gray heard testimony in the highly publicized case this week as Honda sought to reverse an award of $9,867 to Heather Peters.Peters opted out of a class-action settlement giving some 200,000 owners between $100 and $200 each, plus a rebate if they buy a new Honda, electing instead to sue the automaker on her own.Her case has since prompted 1,700 others to opt out of the class-action settlement.



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