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BMW ‘Got Off Easy’ In ID Theft Verdict, 9th Circ. Judge Says

Law360, San Francisco (July 14, 2017, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit judge told BMW’s financing arm Friday that it “got off easy” when a jury awarded $430,000 to a man who said the company failed to adequately investigate the man’s identity theft claim, saying he expects many companies are going to face similar consumer protection suits in the future.

U.S. Circuit Judge Harry Pregerson said he doesn’t see how BMW Financial Services NA LLC can fault the jury for awarding Seungtae Kim $250,000 to cover damages to his credit. The judge commented that $250,000...
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Case Information

Case Title

Seungtae Kim v. BMW Financial Services

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3480 Consumer Credit

Date Filed

November 23, 2015

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