United States v. BMW Financial Services (D. N.J.)

Overview: 

On February 22, 2018, the United States filed a complaint and entered into a settlement agreement in United States v. BMW Financial Services (D. N.J.), a Servicemembers Civil Relief Act pattern or practice case that alleges failure to refund pre-paid lease amounts to servicemembers who terminated their motor vehicle leases early after receiving military orders. The settlement agreement requires BMW FS to pay $2,165,518.84 to 492 servicemembers and $60,788 to the United States Treasury.  The agreement also includes non-monetary relief, including changes in BMW FS’s lease termination policies to ensure that required refunds are provided, and employee training. 

press release (2/22/18)

Case Open Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Case Name: 
United States v. BMW Financial Services (D. N.J.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Servicemembers Initiative
Tags: 
department of justice
doj
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
SCRA
District of New Jersey
Complaint
settlement
military orders
pattern or practice
pre-paid lease
motor vehicles leases
2:18-cv-02495
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated February 28, 2018