BMW Beats $5M Suit Blaming Airbag Defects For Injuries

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- An Arizona judge on Wednesday issued a directed verdict in favor of BMW of North America LLC in a $5 million suit blaming allegedly defective airbags for a driver's severe injuries suffered during a high-speed collision.

Plaintiffs Susana H. Sara and Hikmat S. Tammo reached an agreement with the vehicle maker allowing for the directed verdict in order to avoid as much as $200,000 in costs and experts fees that could have come from a jury verdict against them, according to plaintiffs' attorney G. Lynn Shumway....
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