Case Targeting BMW Transmissions Moves Forward

Law360, New York (July 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A proposed class of BMW owners has received the green light to pursue its case against the German car manufacturer for allegedly selling cars that had a transmission defect rendering them inoperable in reverse gear.

Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday rejected BMW of North America LLC’s motion to dismiss several claims in the product liability action.

The named plaintiffs, who reside in different states, allege that BMW knew about the design defect when it...
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