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


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
Case Name
United States v. BMW Financial Services (D. N.J.)
Servicemembers Initiative
Civil Rights
  • 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(s)
  • None
Updated September 30, 2022