Volkswagen Pays $8M To Resolve Sunroof Class Action

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT) -- Volkswagen of America Inc. on Wednesday settled for $8 million two consolidated class actions over allegedly defective sunroof drains that drivers say caused damage to their cars, five years after the suits were launched.

Though the parties reached the $8 million deal two years ago, nonparty class members and Volkswagen appealed a magistrate judge's preliminary approval of it to the Third Circuit, but the appeals court sent it back to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in March. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty...
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