Digby Adler v. Mercedes Benz USA

Welcome to the Digby Adler v. Mercedes Benz Settlement Website

If you have owned or leased a 2010-2014 model year Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter 2500 or 3500 van with an original-equipment rear air conditioning unit, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights.

 

RECENT UPDATE: The Court granted the Motion for Final Approval, approved the Settlement and certified a Settlement class on August 30, 2016. The Settlement Effective Date is September 30, 2016.

A proposed Settlement has been reached that may affect your legal rights. A class action, known as Digby Adler Group, et al. v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC., No. 14-CV-02349 TEH, is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The Honorable Thelton E. Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California is overseeing this Class Action and Settlement.

If you currently own or lease, or have owned or leased in the past, a 2010-2014 model year Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter 2500 or 3500 van with a rear air conditioning unit (the “Subject Vehicles”), you may be a Settlement Class Member.

If you believe that you may be a Settlement Class Member, you should review the Notice and Settlement Agreement, available in the Case Documents tab above, and determine whether you want to opt out, object, or file a claim.

 

Your Rights and Options Regarding the Settlement

Do Nothing Do nothing. Have your warranty on the rear air conditioning unit extended if the settlement is approved. Release your right to sue MBUSA and others.
See Question 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information about the extended warranty.
See FAQ Question 14 to find out more about the release.
Submit a Claim for Reimbursement Submit a claim for reimbursement if eligible. Release your right to sue MBUSA and others.
See FAQ Question 5 for more information about how to submit a claim.
See FAQ Question 14 to find out more about the release.
Object to the Terms of the Settlement File an objection if you believe the settlement is unfair or inadequate.
More information about how to object is described in FAQ Question 8.
Exclude Yourself from the Settlement Opt out of the settlement. Receive no benefits from the settlement but retain your right to sue MBUSA and others over the alleged defects.
More information about how to opt out is in FAQ Question 7.

 

Important Dates

 Claim Filing Deadline
 (repair costs incurred prior to May 2)   
 September 29, 2016 * 
 Claim Filing Deadline
 (repair costs incurred after May 2
 but before the Effective Date)
 45 days after Repair
 Opt-Out Deadline  June 16, 2016 *
 Objection Deadline  June 16, 2016 *  
 Fairness Hearing  August 29, 2016
 Settlement Effective Date  September 30, 2016
 Deadline for Issuing Determinations on Claims  
 Submitted Before the Effective Date
 December 29, 2016
 Deadline for Issuing Checks for Valid Claims
 Submitted Before the Effective Date
 January 28, 2017

 * Unless you received a Notice specifying a later date