SFMS Announces Preliminary Approval Of BMW/Bridgestone Settlement

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP announces that on January 7, 2010, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Honorable Katharine S. Hayden presiding, preliminarily approved a settlement in a consumer class action, which was filed on behalf of a number of plaintiffs against Defendants, BMW of North America, LLC (“BMW”), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC and Bridgestone Corporation. The litigation involved allegations that certain Bridgestone Turanza tires equipped on BMW 3 series vehicles were defective. The settlement class includes all current or former owners or lessees of a BMW 2006 or 2007 3 series vehicle equipped with Bridgestone Turanza EL42 run-flat tires 205/55R16 or 225/45R17 run-flat tires. In order to be eligible for benefits under the settlement, class members must complete and submit a Claim Form and Release to BMW and/or Bridgestone by no later than November 8, 2010.

If you have questions concerning the settlement, would like to review a copy of the Class Notice and/or if you need a Claim Form and Release, call 1-877-571-8674 (toll free).