SAN FRANCISCO – A Fullerton resident alleges that a car manufacturer violated U.S. environmental law by putting a "defeat device" in its cars that would temporarily reduce emissions in order for the vehicles to pass inspection.
Joon Choi filed a complaint on April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. citing alleged breach of contract, breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, fraud and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he purchased a Volkswagen vehicle that has a defeat device installed in it. The plaintiff holds Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured vehicles with the defeat devices despite the environmental laws in place.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, restitution, punitive damages, consequential and incidental damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Stephen G. Recordon of Recordon & Recordon in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02095-CRB