“Car owner takes legal fight away from lawyers,” by Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2011
Excerpt: “Heather Peters is miffed that her Civic doesn’t get its claimed fuel economy, and she isn’t satisfied with a proposed settlement. So she’s trying a new approach to litigation.
Heather Peters is an angry consumer who knows she has little chance of winning a war with Honda Motor Co. and its army of high-priced lawyers.
The Los Angeles resident is miffed that her 2006 Honda Civic hybrid doesn’t get its claimed fuel economy. And she isn’t satisfied with a proposed class-action lawsuit settlement that would give trial lawyers $8.5 million while Civic owners would get as little as $100 and rebate coupons for the purchase of a new vehicle….” [Link to full article.]
In LA County (where Torrance, CA is located), visit the Small Claims Court Advisor Service.
In other states, please check with your own county’s Small Claims Court and with local public law librarians. Heather Peters’ website links to Nolo’s list of links to state small claims courts. HALT also has information about Small Claims Courts and representing oneself in court.
In Oregon, check with your county’s Justice or Circuit Court websites or look for links from this OLR blog Small Claims Court posts.