Bosch GmbH (Volkswagen “dieselgate”) Class Proceeding
The Quenneville v. Robert Bosch GMBH matter relates to the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal. It is alleged that the Defendant, Bosch, designed and calibrated the defeat device software in the Vehicles at issue in the Quenneville v. VW matter. It is further alleged that Bosch worked with Volkswagen in misleading regulators. The putative class, which is the same as the class in the Quenneville v. VW et al matter, is seeking damages in conspiracy and negligence against Bosch.
January 11, 2021
The claim period is now open. To get further information regarding the settlement, please visit the Administrator’s website.
If you are unsure of your eligibility in the Bosch Settlement and know the VIN of your class vehicle, you may verify the eligibility of your vehicle using the Eligible Vehicle Lookup tool: Eligible Vehicle Lookup. Should you have any questions regarding the Bosch Settlement please contact the Administrator directly via email: email@example.com or phone: 1-866-723-8776.
If you are an Extended Warranty Claimant, you must file a claim on or before April 8, 2021, in order to receive settlement benefits. Please click here to file an Extended Warranty claim.
October 2, 2020
Justice Belobaba has approved the settlement of this matter. To view a copy of the Order dated September 22, 2020, please click here.
July 7, 2020
The parties have reached a settlement of this matter. The settlement approval hearing is scheduled for August 28, 2020 before Justice Belobaba. To view a copy of the notice of pre-approval hearing please click here.
July 17, 2018
This matter has been certified by the order of the Honourable Justice Perell dated July 17, 2018. To view a copy of the order please click here. The form and content of the notice to be distributed to the class shall be determined by further order of the court.
Class Counsel will move forward into the documentary discovery phase of the this class action and will continue to prosecute the case on the merits.
December 12, 2017
The Defendants’ motion to strike the Plaintiffs’ claims under Rule 21 was heard on December 6, 2017. The Honourable Justice Perell dismissed the Defendant’s motion but struck the Plaintiff’s negligence claim. The Plaintiff’s remaining claims will proceed to the certification motion.
September 19, 2017
The Defendants are bringing a motion to strike the Plaintiffs’ claims under Rule 21, which is returnable on November 17, 2017. The Certification Motion is now returnable on Mar 28 and 29, 2018.
April 12, 2017
The motion for certification of this matter has been scheduled to be returnable on January 23 and 24, 2018.
March 29, 2016
The Statement of Claim was issued.
- January 11, 2021
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What does certification mean?
In order for an action to proceed as a class action, the court must determine whether it is appropriate for the case to be treated as a class action. Some of the factors the courts consider are the extent to which the claims of the class members are common, and whether a class action is preferable to other methods (such as individual actions) of advancing the issues. The decision as to whether a class action should be certified takes place at a certification hearing and is decided by a judge. If certified, a representative plaintiff will advance the action on behalf of all of the class members.
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Are Class Members notified of the certification of the class proceeding?
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Can I opt out of a class action and pursue independent legal action?
Yes. When a class action is certified, class members are always given an opportunity to opt out of the action. A deadline is imposed for opting out. If you do not opt out by the given deadline, class members will be bound by the outcome of the class action, whether it is successful or unsuccessful. If you opt out, you will not receive any benefit if the action is successful.
Will there be any cost to class members for legal fees?
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