In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation


(9th Circ., filed March 19, 2018): Arguing that settlement classes are different from litigation classes and a court can certify a class for settlement purposes that would not be appropriate for certification in contested litigation. This allows businesses to promptly and fairly resolve consumer disputes and encourages other fair consumer class settlements.

Court ruled in favor of ATRA's position

On July 27, 2018, the Court issued a brief order vacating the three-judge panel’s rejection of the $200 million settlement and granted the request for rehearing en banc. 

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