$61.5M In Settlements Reached In Lawn Mower MDL

Law360, New York (February 25, 2010, 7:01 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation alleging a conspiracy to overstate the horsepower of lawn mower engines have agreed to four settlements that will net them $61.5 million in cash and over $1.75 billion in in-kind benefits, resolving their dispute with nine out of 10 defendants.

The plaintiffs filed a motion Wednesday asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to preliminarily approve the four settlements, which will leave Kohler Co. as the only remaining defendant in the suit.

The multidistrict litigation includes class action...
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