LA court seeks more info in Honda hybrid suit

LA small-claims court hears more arguments in woman's Honda hybrid lawsuit over mileage

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LA court seeks more info in Honda hybrid suit

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FILE - This Jan. 3, 2012 file photo shows Heather Peters, who says …

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California court commissioner listened to detailed arguments on a woman's small claims suit against Honda over fuel mileage promises and then delayed ruling to consider all of the issues.

Commissioner Douglas Carnahan said the case is not about one woman's claim of fraud but has serious implications for many more people.

Heather Peters, a former lawyer and owner of a 2006 hybrid Honda Civic, said outside court she feels she has already won by bringing the issues to public attention.

She maintains that Honda defrauded her by promising 50 miles per gallon when it knew the car would not get that kind of mileage.

A Honda representative gave a lengthy explanation of how the company came to those figures.

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