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Company: Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
Current Parent CompanyMercedes-Benz Group
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Penalty: $32,000,000
Year: 2003
Date: April 11, 2003
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: product safety violation
Violation Description: Mercedes-Benz agreed to a $32 million settlement of class action litigation brought by car owners who said they weren't warned that non-synthetic motor oil could cause premature engine wear.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 2:03cv1480
Case Name: O'Keefe V. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
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