BMW Transmission Defect Settlement Gets Tentative OK

Law360, Los Angeles (July 15, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge indicated Monday that he will preliminarily approve a proposed settlement in a class action alleging BMW of North America LLC concealed a transmission defect in Mini Cooper vehicles, a deal that would pay thousands of drivers up to $9,000 each to cover repairs.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez asked the parties to provide him with more information about the size of the class and make some revisions in the class notice, but otherwise expressed no major concerns about the settlement, which...
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