SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A class-action settlement between Honda Motor Co. and Civic hybrid owners who claimed their cars did not get the gas mileage they were promised was expected to receive final approval in San Diego Superior Court Friday.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor in September gave tentative approval of the settlement, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The settlement gives Civic hybrid owners $100 to $200 each and rebate coupons toward another Honda purchase, and the class-action attorneys receive $8.5 million, The Times reported.
In his tentative ruling, Taylor reportedly wrote, "the essence of a settlement is compromise. No doubt the plaintiffs would have loved to have gotten more; certainly their counsel had every incentive to get as much as possible."
Last month, a Civic hybrid owner who declined to join the class-action suit was awarded almost $10,000 in small claims court in Los Angeles County. Honda filed an appeal in that case, according to The Times.
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