Alin v. Honda Motor Company

Case # 08-cv-04825
Case Name Alin v. Honda Motor Company
Jurisdiction US District Court for NJ

Plaintiffs allege that deficient designs of Honda CR-V, Acura TSX, and Honda Odyssey vehicles lead to avoidable damage to the air conditioning condensers.  The condensers were placed in such a location that they were vulnerable to damage from rocks and other road debris.  Despite this vulnerable position, the vehicle designers did not provide a protective guard or grill.  As a result of this design, class vehicles suffered preventable damage.  Class members were not aware of this defect, which lead them to purchase or rent vehicles they would not have otherwise.

Final Approval Date 04/13/2012
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All objections were overruled.
  3. Three objectors appealed the Final Approval.
  4. All objector-appeals were voluntarily withdrawn two days after they were filed.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 05/18/2012
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Second Amended Complaint.pdf
Amended Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Objections.pdf
Order and Final Judgment.pdf
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Objection of Melodi Sigler, Robert Sigler

Objectors Melodi Sigler
Robert Sigler
Signers Melodi Sigler
Robert Sigler
  1. Notice is deficient.
  2. Parties have not met the burden of showing the settlement is adequate.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of Melodi and Robert Sigler.pdf
Appeal of Sigler Objectors.pdf
Withdrawal of Sigler Appeal.pdf
Sigler Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Andrew Kaye

Objectors Andrew Kaye
Signers Forrest S. Turkish
Gary W. Sibley
Attorneys Forrest S. Turkish
Gary W. Sibley
  1. Notice plan does not reach a sufficient number of class members.
  2. Sub-classes lack adequate representation and create impermissible conflicts.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive.

Objector Kaye's attorneys filed several appearances and withdrawals of appearances throughout the proceedings.

Attachments Objection of Andrew Kaye.pdf
Sibley Pro Hac Vice Motion.pdf
Withdrawal of Sibley Pro Hac Vice.pdf
Withdrawal of Kaye Representation.pdf
Appeal of Objector Kaye.pdf
Sibley Appearance on Appeal.pdf
Withdrawal of Kaye Appeal.pdf
Kaye Appeal Docket.pdf
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