Eric and Colin Yuhl Obtain Final Approval of Class Action Against Mercedes-Benz

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On March 5, 2018, Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court granted a motion for  Final Approval of a class action settlement involving defective Mercedes-Benz seat heaters. Eric Yuhl and Colin Yuhl were approved as class counsel.  It is estimated that the settlement may generate up to $72 million in recovery for affected consumers. The class alleged that approximately 270,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles nationwide have defectively designed seat heaters that may smoke, spark, burn or catch fire while in use. The settlement provides a free repair for any affected vehicle, reimbursement for past repairs up to $1,000 for consumers that already experienced a seat heater failure, and automatic extended warranty coverage for seat heaters. The seat heater repair was specifically created by Mercedes as a direct result of this class action suit. Vehicles covered by the settlement include the M-Class, R-Class, and GL-Class SUV’s for model years 2000 – 2007.