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Siskinds LLP and Sotos LLP filed a proposed national class action against Ford and Bosch alleging that illegal defeat devices were installed in certain Ford F-250 and F-350 vehicles model years 2011-2017.

Siskinds’ Québec-based affiliate, Siskinds Desmeules, also filed a similar action on behalf of Québec residents.

Siskinds is of the opinion that this class proceeding is no longer viable, and the representative plaintiff no longer wishes to pursue the claim against Ford, Bosch and the Ford dealer defendants. On this basis, Siskinds sought and obtained the approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to dismiss the proposed class proceeding.

The limitation period for bringing any potential claim related to the issues raised in the proposed class proceeding, if there is any time left within it, will recommence on September 27, 2022, except for Quebec residents. On the expiry of the limitation period, any right you may have to sue over these matters may be extinguished. Limitation periods vary across Canada. As such, you should seek legal advice from local counsel.  Please refer to the Order (Leave to Dismiss Action) dated September 27, 2022 for further information.

Developments

Ontario

Please refer to the Order (Leave to Dismiss Action) dated September 27, 2022 for further information.

Quebec

The Quebec class action was stayed on May 9, 2019, giving precedence to the Ontario action (click here to view the stay judgment). This action is still active and is not affected by the September 27, 2022 dismissal in the Ontario action.

Documents

Ontario

Order on dismissal dated September 27, 2022

Quebec

Application for authorization to institute a class action dated January10, 2018 (French only)

Order to stay the class action dated May 9, 2019 (French only)

Ontario

Please refer to the Order (Leave to Dismiss Action) dated September 27, 2022 for further information.

Quebec

The Quebec class action was stayed on May 9, 2019, giving precedence to the Ontario action (click here to view the stay judgment). This action is still active and is not affected by the September 27, 2022 dismissal in the Ontario action.

Ontario

Order on dismissal dated September 27, 2022

Quebec

Application for authorization to institute a class action dated January10, 2018 (French only)

Order to stay the class action dated May 9, 2019 (French only)