First Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Porsche In Its Home State Of Georgia

Consumers Paid Premium Prices for "Environmentally Friendly" 3.0-Liter Diesel Engines

Nov 13, 2015, 08:00 ET from Harris Penn Lowry LLP

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Penn Lowry LLP has filed the first class action lawsuit against Porsche Cars North America, INC., et al., in the company's home state of Georgia (Case 1:15-cv-03867-SCJ).

The suit alleges that defendant Porsche installed "defeat devices" on its 3.0-liter diesel engines, including vehicles such as the 2014 – 2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel.

"Consumers paid a premium price for these Porsche models, among others, believing the company's false claims that the Cayenne Diesel was a combination of superior performance, impressive fuel mileage and environmentally-friendly low emissions," said Steve Lowry of Harris Penn Lowry.

While Porsche and other defendants profited, consumers will pay the price, including the premium paid to own or lease "clean" diesel vehicles, the inevitable reduction in resale value caused by recalls and the increase in fuel expenses as the vehicles become less efficient following reprogramming.

"Even if Porsche moves forward with a recall and proposed 'fix,' our client and class members would not have purchased the vehicles in question – and certainly would not have paid premium prices for them – had they been aware of the deceptive marketing claims of the defendants," said Lowry.

In addition to the Porsche Cayenne Diesel, other vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines, manufactured by the defendants, are also in question. Those include: VW Touareg, Audi Q5, Audi A6, Audi A7 and Audi A8.

The complaint was filed November 5, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.

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