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Volkswagen Class Action: Starting of the Claims Period for the 3.0L Diesel Vehicles

The Volkswagen Class Action is entering a new significant step for Québec drivers. The Courts have recently approved the Volkswagen/Audi/Porsche 3.0L Diesel Emissions Settlement in Canada. The settlement provides benefits for approximately 20,000 affected 3.0L diesel vehicles.

The Belleau Lapointe team, acting as Option consommateurs’ attorneys in the class action against Volkswagen and Audi, is proud of the accomplished work in this case.

Starting today, Canadian and U.S. settlement class members with affected 3.0L diesel vehicles that were first sold or leased in Canada may submit claims online at www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca. Claimants may also call the Canadian Settlement Claims Centre at 1-888-670-4773 if they have questions.

Claimants have until May 31, 2019 to submit a claim.

The vehicles affected by the Settlement are the following :

Generation One Vehicles
VW Touareg, 2009-2012
Audi Q7, 2009-2012
Generation Two Vehicles
VW Touareg, 2013-2016
Audi A6, 2014-2016
Audi A7, 2014-2016
Audi A8/A8L, 2014-2016
Audi Q5, 2014-2016
 Audi Q7, 2013-2015
 Porsche Cayenne, 2013-2016

The entire agreement and a summary of its provisions are available at www.vwcanadasettlement.ca/en/.

Samsung and Kenmore Washers: Important Milestone for Quebec Consumers

Belleau Lapointe and Option consommateurs are marking a milestone to defend the interests of the owners of certain models of Samsung and Kenmore top load washers purchased in Quebec. In fact, the Superior Court of Québec recently authorized a class action for anyone who purchased in Quebec one of the following Samsung or Kenmore models of top-load washers manufactured between March 1, 2011 and October 31, 2016:

WA5471ABP/XAA, WA5451ANW/XAA, WA5451ANP/XAA, WA422PRHDWR/AA, WA456DRHDSU/AA, WA456DRHDWR/AA, WA50F9A8DSP/A2, WA45H7200AP/A2, WA45H7200AW/A2, WA45H7000AW/A2, WA40J3000AW/A2, WA48J7770AW/A2, WA52J8700AP/A2, WA56H9000AP/A2, 592-29212, 592-29222, 592-29227 et 592-29336.

The class action alleges that Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Canada inc. and Sears Canada inc. produced, marketed and sold defective top-load washers that may explode, causing damages to persons and property nearby. Given the order to stay the proceedings obtained by Sears under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, the proceedings against Sears Canada are stayed, but the class action is ongoing against the defendants Samsung.

You can register online at http://recourscollectif.info/en/cases/laveusesamsung/.

Daniel Belleau and Maxime Nasr recognized one more time as Litigation Stars by Benchmark Canada

Belleau Lapointe is still standing out, as two of the firm partners are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and expertise in litigation in the most recent edition of The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Benchmark Canada named Daniel Belleau once again as a Litigation Star in the class action and the general commercial categories. As for Maxime Nasr, he is once again named Litigation Star for class actions.

Maxime Nasr and Daniel Belleau.

Daniel Belleau has been part of the guide since its inaugural year in 2012 and Maxime Nasr has been named since 2015. Congratulations to Daniel and Maxime!

You can read the Benchmark Canada ranking online.