SFMS Announces Preliminary Approval Of VW/Bluetooth Settlement

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP announces that on December 14, 2011, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall presiding, preliminarily approved a settlement in a consumer class action, which was filed on behalf of a number of plaintiffs against Defendant, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The settlement class includes all persons who purchased or leased the Settlement Class Vehicles, not for resale, in the United States and Puerto Rico. “Settlement Class Vehicles” means the following vehicles distributed by VWGOA: model year 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedans (in trim levels Limited, SE, and Wolfsburg), model year 2010 Jetta SportWagens (in trim levels SE, and TDI) and model year 2010 Golfs (in trim level TDI) as well as model year 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S, Jetta SportWagon S, and Golf 2.5 vehicles originally purchased or leased with the Bluetooth option.”