Volkswagen Diesel Emissions

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Update – June 28th, 2016

We are working with a Consortium of lawyers across Canada to negotiate a national settlement through an action filed in Ontario. For a copy of a recent notice sent out in this regard click HERE. We encourage you to register on the Consortium website to ensure that you receive any notices that come out in the future.  Here is a link to the Consortium website

A proposed class action lawsuit  was commenced in the Federal Court of Canada against Volkswagen alleging breach of certain provisions of the Competition Act and of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act as a result of certain diesel engine vehicles that were equipped with a defeat device. The claim alleges that those vehicles do not comply with Canadian emission standards, and as such cannot live up to the representations that they had a cleaner burning engine while being more powerful and better performing than their gasoline counterparts.

Branch MacMaster LLP and Mussio Goodman LLP are counsel for the plaintiff and for the proposed class.

It is estimated that there are in excess of 100,000 affected in Canada. Our current understanding is that the affected vehicles included model year 2009-2015 VW Jetta; model year 2009-2015 VW Beetle, model year 2009-2015 VW Golf; MW 2014-2015 VW Passat; and model year 2009-2015 Audi A3.

If you purchased or leased one of the affected vehicles, you may be part of the Class if the action is certified as a class action.  If you would like to receive direct updates or notifications in this proceeding, please let us know by contacting our associate Trevor Siemens at or 604 631 2561.  In the meantime, we suggest that all potential class members retain any documents they have regarding the purchase or sale of their vehicles, or any repairs effected to bring the vehicles within emission compliance standards. Those documents may be necessary at a later stage of the proceedings.

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