Former Lawyer Sues Honda For All the Gasoline They Promised She'd Save With a Hybrid
A former lawyer went to small claims court, demanding that Honda compensate her for all the gasoline that she expected to save when she switched to a hybrid.
The ex-attorney Heather Peters said that when she bought a 2006 hybrid Honda Civic, the company promised her that she would get 50 miles to the gallon, according to City News Service. That didn't end up being true and Peters is claiming that Honda knew better. She's asking that the company to compensate her for the extra gas money she spent: $10,000.
Although Peters isn't practicing law any longer, she has a lawyering trick up her sleeve. Because she filed the case in small claims court, Honda is prohibited from bringing an attorney to defend itself. Douglas Carnahan, a court commissioner in Torrance Superior Court, said he will rule on the case next week.