Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
American Honda Finance Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Honda
Penalty: 
$7,793,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
April 18, 2005
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

To resolve allegations that it discriminated against minority customers, Honda agreed to reform its practices and pay a total of more than $7 million, consisting of $150,000 for class representatives; $6,743,000 for plaintiffs' legal fees and expenses; and $900,00 for consumer education programs.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Middle District of Tennessee
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
3:02-cv-0490
Case Name: 
Willis, et al v. American Honda Finance Corp.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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