American Honda Dealership Litigation

In 1999, we, as part of the plaintiffs' executive committee, concluded a settlement of the cases of members of the national automobile dealer network of Honda Motor Company.  The cases settled for $329 million plus additional sums for certain cases and clients who opted out of the class settlement.  The cases involved claims that the dealers were denied the fair allocation of and access to their product - new vehicles - as a result of a bribery scheme in which certain dealers were favored by Honda management over others in the allocation of new vehicles.