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BMW Soft-Close Doors Are A 'Guillotine,' NY Couple Says

Law360 (May 17, 2018, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A New York couple accused BMW in federal court of selling vehicles with soft-closing automatic doors that are “modern day guillotines” without a basic sensor to keep them from closing on body parts, saying the automaker knows of the dangers associated with the technology but continues to market it.

Alexis and Seth Fields told a New York federal court on Tuesday that BMW has violated federal product liability laws, acted negligently, breached warranties and inflicted emotional distress in selling the soft-close automatic door add-on, which firmly...
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Case Information

Case Title

FIELDS et al v. BMW of North America, LLC et al

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

355(Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability)


Sandra J. Feuerstein

Date Filed

May 15, 2018


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