Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Volkwagen “CleanDiesel” Emissions Fraud
Attorneys Bruce E. Newman and Cody N. Guarnieri commence class action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America and its Parent Company Located in Germany.
Cody Guarnieri and Bruce Newman have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Drew Mizak of Plainfield, Connecticut, and others similarly situated nationwide, against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., and Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, located in Wolfsburg, Germany. This lawsuit follows the discovery and release of those companies having defrauding consumers worldwide. It is alleged that Volkswagen intentionally misled consumers regarding their "CleanDeisel" automobiles models sold in the United States from 2009 to 2015, including the VW Jetta, VW Beetle, VW Golf, VW Passat and Audi A3, all of which included 2.0L Turbocharged Diesel Injection engines ("TDI"). The German carmaker is claimed to have marketed and sold these models as both highly efficient and emissions reducing. In reality, Attorneys Newman and Guarnieri allege, Volkswagen installed a "defeat device" in the form of sophisticated software was installed in these models which only suppressed emissions to comply with the Clean Air Act when subjected to federal testing. Under non-test conditions, these automobiles are alleged to have emitted up to 40 times the allowable emissions under federal standards.
This is believed to be the first and only claim brought in the Federal District of Connecticut to date, and one of few in New England, as well as which incorporate claims against the German parent company of Volkswagen. Up to 500,000 cars are believed to be effected in the United States, as well as more than another 10.5 million worldwide.
If you are an owner or lessee of an affected car or have questions, call Attorney Guarnieri at (860) 522-3343 or Attorney Newman at (860) 583-5200.