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BMW Seeks Toss Of German Auto Antitrust MDL

Law360 (May 18, 2018, 5:09 PM EDT) -- BMW asked a California federal court Thursday to reject multidistrict litigation claiming it participated in a decadeslong antitrust conspiracy with fellow German automakers Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and others on car technology, costs, suppliers and emissions equipment, saying the buyers’ ill-defined antitrust injuries and illogical claims do not hold up.

BMW AG, BMW of North America LLC and BMW (US) Holding Corp. sought to duck out of the MDL, known as In re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation, accusing five German automakers of conspiring to constrain innovation...
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