Legal News

Lawsuit Filed Against Hyundai and Kia
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

A lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motors Corp, that seeks $775 million in damages. The lawsuit is in response to automakers admitting that they overstated fuel economy on their vehicles. The carmakers, from South Korea, admitted on Friday that they overstated fuel efficiency on over one million vehicles sold recently in Canada and the United States. The company agreed to offer vehicle owners compensation for added fuel costs, according to Reuters.

The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for Central California and is seeking class action status. It was filed on behalf of 23 Kia and Hyundai car owners. The suit also challenges the compensation plan outlined by the company. The plan states that owners will be issued a debit card that reimburses them for the difference in fuel economy. The company will also add 15 percent to the final amount to acknowledge the inconvenience caused.

  
What
Where


Consumer Watchdog sued Hyundai Motor in July for misleading customers by saying that their 2011 and 2012 Hyundai Elantra was more fuel efficient than it actually was. It has been estimated by Moody’s Investors Service that the compensation plan for the automakers will cost $100 million per year until the vehicles are scrapped. The investing service did not estimate how much it will cost the automakers in legal costs.



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-IL-Orland Park

Well-established, high-volume family law and estate planning practice based in the southwest suburbs...

Apply now

Associate General Counsel (Real Estate)

USA-DC-Washington

Essential Duties and Responsibilities The below statements are intended to describe the general n...

Apply now

DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

USA-DC-Washington

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Supports General Counsel in all OGC activities and serve...

Apply now

Associate General Counsel (Operations &Litigation)

USA-DC-Washington

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Supports and serves at the direction of the General Cou...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Junior or Mid-level Licensing and Strategic Partnering Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks a junior or mid-level licensing and strategic partnering asso...

Apply Now

Lateral Civil Litigation Partner

USA-LA-Mandeville

Mandeville office of our client seeks a lateral civil litigation partner with experience. The candid...

Apply Now

Public Finance Attorney

USA-FL-West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks public finance attorney wi...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top