Another class action lawsuit has been filed against Volkswagen for its dieselgate scandal.
This time, it comes from Toronto-based law firm Roy O’Connor LLP, which is seeking damages in excess of $2.5 billion. The proposed class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of any person in Canada who purchased any of the affected vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. Those vehicles include the 2009-2015 Volkswagen Jetta, 2010-2015 Volkswagen Golf, 2013-2015 Volkswagen Beetle, 2012-2015 Volkswagen Passat, 2009-2015 Volkswagen Golf Wagon and SportWagen and 2009-2015 Audi A3.
The claim refers to a variety of potential damages for class members including: improperly inflated purchase prices or lease payments, decreased resale values or residual lease values and increased fuel costs coupled with decreases in performance and driving experience.
“The acknowledged manipulation of emissions by Volkswagen over many years is dramatic and truly shocking,” said Roy O’Connor partner David O’Connor. “These issues and how they occurred, and how they were not disclosed earlier should be fully investigated and pursued. This is the type of case that class actions in Canada were designed to address and the type of case that motivates my firm. The outcry in Canada from those who purchased the vehicles and from those who leased the vehicles – who believed that they were getting clean diesel with mileage and performance benefits – is consistent and loud.”
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