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January 26th, 2016

Honda’s Efforts to Make Nice with Environmentalists Result in Class Action

In an effort to appeal to “green” car buyers and radical environmentalists within regulatory agencies, Honda switched from wrapping some of its cars’ wiring in slow-to-degrade plastics to a soy-based casing.  That’s right, Honda had begun to wrap its wires in tofu.

As reported by Law360, Honda is now the subject of a putative fededramaticsquirrelral class action filed last week in — where else? — California, alleging that the wiring is defective insofar as rodents and other critters apparently find it so darn tasty and nutritious.

The lawsuit demands all real and statutory damages available, declaratory judgment that the soy wiring is defective and subject to warranty and, of course, attorneys fees and costs paid by Honda.  Read the complaint here.

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