Murray & Murray Announces Nationwide Settlement with Volkswagen
(SANDUSKY, Ohio) — Dennis E. Murray, Sr. of the law firm of Murray & Murray announced
that a nationwide settlement has been reached for the owners of all Volkswagen Jettas, model
years 1999 through 2002. This is the result of eight years of very hard-fought litigation brought
by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Miller of Sandusky, Ohio together with Murray & Murray in August of
2004. The case was originally filed in the Common Pleas Court of Erie County.
During the interim years, Volkswagen sought to remove it to the Federal Court and when that
was denied, Volkswagen appealed that decision to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in
Cincinnati, Ohio. It was also twice unsuccessfully appealed to the Court of Appeals and review
was sought and denied by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Finally, a settlement has been reached. Every owner in the United States of Volkswagen Jetta –
model years 1999 through 2002 – will be entitled to an amount of up to $140 reimbursement for
repairs to the front end spoiler, made necessary when their Jetta backed off of a wheel stop.
Reimbursement will be made if the damages occurred within five years from the date of the
purchase and will be regardless of mileage and number of incidents. There are approximately
18,000 affected owners in Ohio and approximately 650,000 owners throughout the United
The litigation was the result of the services of attorneys Dennis e. Murray Sr. And Donna Jean
Evans and of paralegal Rhonda Rice of the Sandusky law firm of Murray & Murray. The
problem with the Jettas was first identified by James Lehner and Lease Shott at Precision Auto
Repair in Sandusky, Ohio.
The case was finally resolved through the joint efforts of Judge Tygh Tone, Ohio’s Erie County
Court of Common Pleas and the District Court of Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.
For more information about this case or about the firm of Murray & Murray, call 419.624.3000
or visit www.murrayandmurray.com.
Murray & Murray is a law firm based in Sandusky, Ohio that has been owned and managed by
the Murray family for three generations. The firm has 14 attorneys including nine partners from
the Murray family. Founded in 1931, Murray & Murray provides legal representation for clients
throughout Ohio and the Midwest. Involved in many landmark decisions and settlements,
Murray & Murray’s main practice areas are personal injury and wrongful death as well as
consumer protection, business litigation and class actions. The firm has a strong track record in
product liability, environmental issues and professional malpractice.
Dennis E. Murray, DEM@murrayandmurray.com, 419.624.3000
Florence Murray, FJM@murrayandmurray.com, 419.624.3011
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