A couple of recent media appearances behind the paywall:
- I'm quoted in the January 26 Los Angeles Daily Journal expressing skepticism about the ability of small-claims court proceedings to adequately substitute for consumer class actions in the Honda hybrid class action (where CCAF successfully objected to a substantially inferior version of the coupon settlement pending). Of course, Peters then won her small-claims action, though it's hard to see how Honda could have defended itself based on how the judge ruled. We'll see if Honda appeals or takes its lumps given the lack of collateral estoppel.
- In Law360, I express skepticism about a pending Toyota sudden acceleration lawsuit, which can't be a surprise to any reader of this blog. The first California state case involves a fatality of a 66-year-old female driver Noriko Uno, whose husband decided years after the fact was a victim of Toyota Camry sudden acceleration; this was not the case the plaintiffs' steering committee wanted to go first, so one suspects it's even weaker than the other meritless cases being propounded. Trial is scheduled for September 17, 2012.
- Not behind the paywall, I'll be on the Chuck Wilder Show this afternoon talking about my SOPA op-ed.