News Release

Lenczner Slaght and Koskie Minsky launch class action suit against Mercedes-Benz over diesel emissions

April 07, 2016

Lenczner Slaght and Koskie Minsky have combined forces to launch a class proceeding against Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc., Daimler AG, and other defendants, alleging that Mercedes BlueTEC vehicles are non-compliant with Canadian emissions laws. The class action is brought on behalf of Yogesh Kalra, an owner of a 2009 Mercedes R320 BlueTEC, and all other Canadian owners and lessees of Mercedes BlueTEC vehicles.

In the wake of the Volkswagen 'Dieselgate' scandal, it has been reported that BlueTEC engines emit significantly higher levels of pollutants than are permissible under North American law. In addition, BlueTEC vehicles have been reported to emit toxic chemicals at much higher levels when it is colder than 10 degrees Celsius, which is common in Canada.

Peter Griffin, Lenczner Slaght’s Managing Partner, has stated "We expect Mercedes to answer serious questions about whether its “clean diesels” really are clean, especially in the colder weather that is so common in Canada”.

The new action is the first plaintiff-side class action for Lenczner Slaght, which has extensive experience defending class proceedings in a range of different subject areas, including automobile claims.   

For more information, please contact:

Peter Griffin
Managing Partner
pgriffin@litigate.com 

Andrew Skodyn
Partner
askodyn@litigate.com

Potential Class members:

Learn more by going to www.kmlaw.ca/mercedesclassaction or calling Toll Free at 1-844-819-8524