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.
Case Open Date:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
United States v. BMW Financial Services (D. N.J.)
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated February 28, 2018