If you purchased or leased a model year 2003-2007 Ford vehicle anywhere in Canada equipped with a 6.0-litre PowerStroke diesel engine your legal rights will be affected by a proposed class action settlement and you should read this notice carefully.

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Class action proceeding lawsuits were initiated in Ontario and Quebec on behalf of owners and lessees (and former owners and lessees) of Ford vehicles equipped with these engines.  Ford has denied all allegations of wrongdoing asserted in these actions, including any claims that the engines are defective, or that Ford is liable to any member of the proposed class.  Nonetheless, Ford has agreed, in a national settlement agreement that settles all litigation in Canada relating to these vehicles, to provide partial reimbursement for post-warranty repairs to certain engine components or reimbursement of certain deductibles paid.

The Courts in Ontario and Quebec have now approved the settlement agreement as being fair, reasonable and in the interests of Class Members. The Courts have also approved a request from Class Counsel for counsel fees, disbursements and taxes.

SUBMITTING CLAIMS FOR CASH - To file a claim for cash payments, if eligible, and to learn more about your potential benefits visit www.dieselsettlement.ca or call 1-844-447-7249 (Toll Free). A Claim Form is currently available on the Settlement Website. If you intend to submit a claim, you must do so before the expiry of the Claim Period, which is July 31, 2017.

Your Claim must be sent to the Claims Administrator at the following address:

CANADIAN NAVISTAR DIESEL ENGINE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION CENTER
P.O. Box 37, Windsor A, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 6J5

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement:

  • Make a Claim – if you qualify and wish to seek reimbursement, you will need to submit a Claim Form and supporting information. Claim Forms are available on the Settlement Website at www.dieselsettlement.ca

  • Opt Out – If you don't want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must complete and submit an Opt Out Form to the Claims Administrator so that it is received by the Opt Out Deadline of March 17, 2017. Anyone who opts out will not be bound by the Settlement Agreement, and will not be eligible to claim benefits under the Agreement, but may be eligible to pursue an individual claim. A copy of the Opt Out form is on the website.

A copy of the Settlement Agreement and the Long Form of Settlement Approval Notice (the "Long Form Notice") can be viewed at www.dieselsettlement.ca or can be obtained by contacting Class Counsel:

Jeff Orenstein
Consumer Law Group Inc.
102-1030 rue Berri
Montreal, QC  H2L 4C3
Phone: 1-888-909-7863 Toll Free
514-266-7863 Montreal
416-479-4493 Toronto
613-627-4894 Ottawa
Email: jorenstein@clg.org

THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE AND THE QUEBEC SUPERIOR COURT AND IT IS BEING DISSEMINATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDERS OF THESE COURTS.

SOURCE Consumer Law Group Inc.

RELATED LINKS
http://www.clg.org/Class-Action

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