Case Number: 8:19-cv-01908

Practice Area: Consumer Protection Defective Products Automobile Defect Litigation

Case Status: Settled

Court: United States District Court for the Central District of California

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a class action settlement against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. on behalf of purchasers and lessees of certain 2019 and 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI or Jetta GLI vehicles equipped with manual transmissions exhibiting an alleged engine stalling defect.

The Settlement

Under the settlement, settlement class members were able to receive an engine control module software update, free of charge. Class members were also able to recover up to 100% reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs of repairs for engine stalling at low speeds such as while the vehicle was slowing down or coming to a stop or when the vehicle was already at a stop while the engine was running.

The case, which asserted claims for breach of warranty and violations of consumer protection statutes, was litigated in the United States District Court for the Central District of California and was captioned Patrick v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., No. 8:19-cv-01908 (C.D. Cal.) Russell Paul, Amey Park and Abigail Gertner were responsible for this matter.

If you have purchased or leased a vehicle and experienced a defect that impacted the safety of the vehicle and has resulted in economic losses, please contact Berger Montague.  Our award-winning lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

About Berger Montague

Berger Montague is a national law firm focusing on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. For over half a century, Berger Montague has played lead roles in consequential, precedent-setting cases and has recovered over $50 billion for its clients and the classes they have represented. Berger Montague is headquartered in Philadelphia and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

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