Heather Peters struck a might blow against Honda Motors last week when she won a landmark decision against the automaker in small claims court. Ms. Peters claimed that Honda made false claims about the gas mileage for her Honda car and that she was damaged by this. Because the small claims court in California does not allow recoveries above $10,000, Ms. Peters tailored her arguments to show that she had suffered losses of just less than that amount, namely $9,687.
Claims brought in small claims court are usually not as vigorously defended and the manufacturer cannot engage in lengthy motion or discovery practices that occur in regular courts. Ms. Peters has written a blog that shows what she did and how others can follow her lead. To go to her blog, click here.