CA Man Sues BMW for Taking Equity Over His Totaled M5

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Will be interesting to see if anything comes of it.

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Super interesting, especially the claim about BMWFS misleading his counsel.

Odds this guy is a user here?

Zero, the same as the proported odds of ever totaling ones leased car :expressionless:

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Makes me feel better that even people who drive $120k cars don’t read simple contracts.

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Amazonman is that you

I suspect they’re splitting hairs about

And whether the lessee can start the buyout process after it’s declared a total loss, but you’d have to pull the lawsuit itself. Like NJ, there are timers (albeit slightly different) by which the title has to be branded and the claim settled.

For the curious…

But now for the real questions… is it actually an M5, an X5, or a new mythical M45? :joy:

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That’s some high quality lawyering right there

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Season 4 Episode 21 GIF by The Simpsons

How about the “journalist” who wrote this article without reading the claim?

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That’s just par for the course these days

How much do you want to bet BMWFS just settles out of court on this?

I’m not sure they can. If they settle, that opens the door for all past leasees who feel they had equity, and changes the rules of leasing going forward.

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It’s a blog no one’s ever heard of. That’s like 4 notches below Jalopnik.

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There’s nothing below jalopnik. Ransom notes are more thoroughly researched and edited.

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If I can’t see a Delica being recommended for a commuter car I don’t even want the internet

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Imagine if bmw sued every leasee for returning cars under water pre Covid

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Blog says he wrecked the car on Valentine’s day. I’m more interested in hearing if he was rushing around to find a last minute gift, or trying to pick her up to get laid.

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Hey, now, I’ve been trying to buy a Delica for months. Lol.

Money makes no man wiser.

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Thanks to Jalopnik, they’ve all been bought by commuters.

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