Honda and Michelin PAX System Litigation
Class Action Against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Michelin North America, Inc. Settled.
Summary of Case and Settlement: SFMS announces that on January 21, 2009, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the Honorable Roger W. Titus presiding, preliminarily approved a nationwide settlement in a consumer class action, which was filed on behalf of Plaintiffs from various states against Defendants, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (“Honda”) and Michelin North America, Inc. (“Michelin”). The litigation involved the marketing and sale of certain Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with Run-Flat Tires (“Vehicles”). The settlement was negotiated over a number of months with the assistance of a nationally recognized mediator on behalf of Plaintiffs in all of the pending cases and on behalf of a proposed nationwide class with Honda and Michelin.
For settlement purposes, the Court preliminarily certified a class consisting of all person or entities who currently own or lease, or previously owned or leased, a Honda Odyssey Touring edition model or Acura RL model equipped with the “Technology Package,” which included Michelin’s PAX® Tire and Wheel Assembly, in the United States. Excluded from the class are Defendants, Defendants’ employees, officers and directors, and the Judge to whom this Action was assigned. For a copy of the Court’s Order Preliminarily Approving the Settlement and the Settlement Agreement, please click on the appropriate links below. To download the "Michelin Service Bulletin Regarding Shoulder Wear," please click here. A detailed explanation of the relief under the settlement can be found in the Class Notice. To view a copy of the Class Notice, please click on the appropriate link below under "Settlement Information."
On June 23, 2009, the Honorable Roger W. Titus entered an Order granting final approval of the settlement (the “Final Approval Order”). Please click on the link below under “Settlement Information” to view a copy of the Final Approval Order. The deadline to submit a Claim Form and Release in the settlement was January 20, 2010.
If you have questions concerning the settlement, please contact Betsy Ferling-Hitriz (866-540-5505; firstname.lastname@example.org) or James E. Miller (866-540-5505; email@example.com).
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