Aberin, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
HandsFreeLink Litigation Notice Administrator
Case No. 16-cv-04384-JST

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

If you purchased certain Acura vehicles with a hands-free calling system, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights.

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  • A lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the “Court”) against Defendant American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (“Honda”).  The lawsuit is known as Lindsay Aberin, et al. v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-04384-JST.
  • Plaintiffs claim that Honda failed to disclose a defect in the “hands-free” calling system, HandsFreeLink™ (“HFL”), offered in certain Acura vehicles.  Plaintiffs assert that the alleged defect caused them to suffer out-of-pocket losses and diminished the value of their vehicles.
  • The Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification for four classes:  the California Class, Kansas Class, New York Class and Washington Class (collectively, the “Classes”).  The California Class includes all persons who purchased the 2004-2008 TL, 2005-2008 MDX, or 2007-2009 RDX Acura vehicles (“Class Vehicles”) in the State of California.  The Kansas Class includes all persons who purchased the Class Vehicles in the State of Kansas.  The New York Class includes all persons who purchased the Class Vehicles in the State of New York.  The Washington Class includes all persons who purchased the Class Vehicles in the State of Washington.
  • The Court has not decided whether Honda did anything wrong and Honda denies that it engaged in any wrongful conduct.  Honda has not agreed to settle this action and will defend itself at trial.  There is no money available now, and no guarantee that there will be.  However, your legal rights are affected, and you have a choice to make now.

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS
DO NOTHING

Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up your rights to sue.

By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money or benefits that may come from the lawsuit. But, you give up any right to sue Honda separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit, and will be bound by the result of this lawsuit.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF ("OPT OUT")

Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits. Keep your right to sue.

If you ask to be excluded from this lawsuit and money or benefits are later awarded, you will not share in those monies or benefits. But, you keep your right to sue Honda separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

The deadline to request exclusion was June 20, 2022.

 

  • More information about each of the options listed above is available in the Long Form Notice and on the FAQ page. The deadlines listed above may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check this website regularly for updates.
  • Class Counsel must prove the claims against Honda at a trial, which has been set to commence October 31, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific. If you do not ask to be excluded from the lawsuit and money or benefits become available, you will be notified about how to seek them.

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Aberin v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
C/O JND Legal Administration
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Seattle, WA 98111