BMW Faulty Engine Settlement Gets Preliminary Nod

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 8:19 PM EST) -- A class of roughly 200,000 BMW of North America LLC customers on Tuesday won preliminary approval of a proposed settlement of their accusations that the carmaker altered vehicle software to hide potentially serious engine malfunctions.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said that the terms of an Oct. 6 proposed settlement agreement were “sufficiently fair, reasonable and adequate,” clarifying that though it was not a final decision, the proposed settlement could proceed to a hearing for final approval.

Judge Illston also conditionally certified the settlement class, noting...
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