State Attorneys General Hold Ford Accountable for Advertising Claims

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40 State Attorneys General entered into a settlement with Ford Motor Company related to its substantiation of payload capacity claims on certain Super Duty pickup trucks and the fuel economy of certain C-Max hybrids. Ford is paying $19 million to the participating States, plus $200,000 in costs. The settlement itself is pretty straightforward – there are only two substantive requirements related to Ford’s future conduct. Going forward, Ford cannot make false or misleading advertising claims regarding the estimated fuel economy or payload capacity of new motor vehicles.