BMW Nears Deal In Action Over ‘Cracking’ Wheels

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge is weighing a proposed settlement between BMW of North America LLC and a class of up to 26,000 vehicle owners that would resolve a lawsuit alleging the automaker failed to warn consumers of “premature cracking” on its alloy wheels.

Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Friday said he would take under advisement an amended settlement requiring BMW to replace cracked wheels, compensate plaintiffs for repair costs and partially reimburse tire expenses on the...
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