Summary Box: Judge OKs Honda mileage settlement

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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 12:58 PM
Summary Box: Judge OKs Honda mileage settlement

INFLATED CLAIMS: A judge approved a settlement to give owners of Honda Civic hybrids up to $200 cash over claims that the cars' fuel economy was inflated.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The case gained widespread attention after a Los Angeles woman won A $9,867 judgment against Honda last month, a ruling that the carmaker will appeal. Heather Peters opted out of the class action to try for a larger award when her 2006 Civic failed to get 50 mpg.

MOVING ON: The judge said Peters' victory carries little weight in the class action and the essence of a settlement is compromise.