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Siskinds LLP has filed a proposed class action against General Motors (“GM”) and Bosch alleging that illegal defeat devices were installed in certain Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500 vehicles model years 2011-2016, GMC Sierra 2500 or 3500 vehicles model years 2011-2016, and Chevrolet Cruze vehicles model years 2014-2015.

The proposed class action alleges that the GM defendants and the Bosch defendants equipped these vehicles with software that allowed them to defeat emissions testing. It is alleged that under ordinary driving conditions, these vehicles emit levels of pollutants that are far higher than advertised and allowed by law.

Do you own or lease a 2011-2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500, a 2011-2016 GMC Sierra 2500 or 3500 containing a Duramax diesel engine, or a 2014-2015 Chevrolet Cruze containing a Turbo engine? Have you ever owned or leased one of these vehicles? If so, we want to hear from you. Please fill out the form below to learn more about our litigation. Your information will be held in strict confidence.

Developments

On June 2, 2017, Siskinds filed a proposed class action against General Motors of Canada Company and General Motors LLC (“GM”), and Robert Bosch GMBH and Robert Bosch LLC (“Bosch”), regarding the installation of illegal defeat devices in certain Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500 vehicles, GMC 2500 or 3500 vehicles containing a Duramax diesel engine, and Chevrolet Cruze vehicles containing a Turbo engine. Siskinds is working cooperatively with Sotos LLP (“Sotos”) to pursue the litigation.

The litigation is ongoing, and has not yet been certified.

FAQs

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

Who is affected by this class action?

You are affected by this class action if you owned or own, leased or lease in Canada one of the following vehicles:

  • Chevy Silverado 2500, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • Chevy Silverado 3500, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • GMC Sierra 2500HD containing a Duramax diesel engine, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • GMC Sierra 3500HD containing a Duramax diesel engine, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • Chevrolet Cruz containing a Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel 2.0L engine, model years (inclusive) 2014-2015

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

No. Class counsel will be paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel is only paid if successful. Class counsel will be paid a percentage of any settlement or court award, subject to court approval.

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Unless you opt out (exclude yourself from the class action), then assuming you fall within the scope of the class definition, you are automatically included in the class action.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should keep any documents evidencing your purchase and/or lease of the vehicles that are covered by the class action.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

On June 2, 2017, Siskinds filed a proposed class action against General Motors of Canada Company and General Motors LLC (“GM”), and Robert Bosch GMBH and Robert Bosch LLC (“Bosch”), regarding the installation of illegal defeat devices in certain Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500 vehicles, GMC 2500 or 3500 vehicles containing a Duramax diesel engine, and Chevrolet Cruze vehicles containing a Turbo engine. Siskinds is working cooperatively with Sotos LLP (“Sotos”) to pursue the litigation.

The litigation is ongoing, and has not yet been certified.

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

Who is affected by this class action?

You are affected by this class action if you owned or own, leased or lease in Canada one of the following vehicles:

  • Chevy Silverado 2500, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • Chevy Silverado 3500, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • GMC Sierra 2500HD containing a Duramax diesel engine, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • GMC Sierra 3500HD containing a Duramax diesel engine, model years (inclusive) 2011-2016
  • Chevrolet Cruz containing a Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel 2.0L engine, model years (inclusive) 2014-2015

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

No. Class counsel will be paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel is only paid if successful. Class counsel will be paid a percentage of any settlement or court award, subject to court approval.

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Unless you opt out (exclude yourself from the class action), then assuming you fall within the scope of the class definition, you are automatically included in the class action.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should keep any documents evidencing your purchase and/or lease of the vehicles that are covered by the class action.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

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