$69M Settlement OK'd Over Leaky Volkswagen Sunroofs

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 5:39 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal court on Friday approved a settlement valued at $69 million in a class action over sunroof drainage problems on several Volkswagen and Audi models, including $9.8 million in attorneys' fees and costs despite the case having been remanded from the Third Circuit for adequacy issues with the representative plaintiffs.

The settlement brings an end to what Samuel P. Sporn of co-lead counsel Schoengold & Sporn called a “difficult and complex” class action, lasting 5 1/2 years, with more than 50 depositions in...
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