Audi, Volkswagen Challenge $30M Attys' Fees Award

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Volkswagen AG and Audi AG on Thursday asked a Massachusetts federal court overseeing recently settled multidistrict litigation over oil sludge buildup in engines and related warranties to reconsider a $30 million award to class counsel for attorneys' fees and costs.

Under a settlement reached in September and formally approved in March, the companies agreed to cover 100 percent of sludge-related maintenance costs for owners or lessees of Audi A4s from model years 1997 through 2004 and Volkswagen Passats from model years 1998 through 2004 if they...
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