Judge Blesses BMW's $30M Mini Cooper Class Settlement

Law360, New York (January 6, 2016, 7:31 PM EST) -- BMW of North America LLC could pay more than $30 million, including up to $2.3 million in attorneys’ fees, to settle a proposed consumer class action over allegedly defective engines in Mini Coopers, according to a judge’s opinion filed Wednesday in New Jersey federal court.

The total dollar amount the automaker will have to fork out will depend on the number and nature of claims submitted by class members, who alleged vehicle owners had to pay thousands of dollars in repairs and replacement costs over a defect causing cars to suddenly quit without warning, Senior U.S. District Judge William H. Walls...

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