TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Koskie Minsky LLP and Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP have commenced a class proceeding against Fiat Chrysler NV and other defendants, alleging that certain Jeep Cherokee and Dodge RAM 1500 trucks are non-compliant with Canadian emissions laws. The class action is brought on behalf of Damen MacGillivray, an owner of a 2016 Dodge RAM 1500, and all other Canadian owners and lessees of 2014-2016 Jeep and Dodge Ram 150 trucks containing "EcoDiesel" engines.
In the wake of the Volkswagen 'Dieselgate' scandal, various agencies placed increased scrutiny on the emissions of diesel Jeeps and Dodge RAM 1500 vehicles. As a result of those investigations, it has been reported that such vehicles emit significantly higher levels of pollutants than is permissible under North American law.
Kirk Baert of Koskie Minsky, co-lead counsel in the Volkswagen emissions class action, has stated that "Major automakers continue to mislead the public with respect to emissions. The environmental impacts of 'dirty diesels' cannot continue."
Peter Griffin of Lenczner Slaght has stated "Where Canadian consumers and their environment are affected by conduct of this type, class proceedings are the ideal means of modifying such behaviour."
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