American Honda Motor Co.
Last year, in Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., the Supreme Court lowered the standard required to establish an “exceptional case,” making it easier to obtain attorney’s fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285.
The plaintiffs’ bar often tries to raise the stakes in class actions by seeking to bring nationwide or multi-state class actions.
Heather Peters deviated from the norm in January when she opted out of a class action suit against Honda over the automobile maker’s hybrid cars failing to meet consumers’ expectations on gas mileage.