BMW Dodges Roll-Away Defect Class Action

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action accusing BMW of North America LLC of making cars that can roll away because they unexpectedly shift into neutral or reverse rather than park, finding the complaint wasn’t specific enough about its allegations.

Plaintiff Monica McQueen, who filed the suit in October, alleged that her 2004 BMW 745i shifted into reverse at times when she had put it in park, resulting in damage to both her car and her garage. The lawsuit followed a...
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