Deal In BMW Cracked Wheels Action Gets Initial OK

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement in a class action claiming BMW of North America LLC failed to warn up to 26,000 vehicle owners about premature cracking in the automaker's alloy wheels.

Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California gave the initial OK on Tuesday to a deal that would require BMW to replace cracked wheels, compensate plaintiffs for repair costs and partially reimburse tire expenses on the replacement wheels.

Judge Matz said the...
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