August 29, 2017 – Pritzker Levine LLP announced today that it has filed a class action complaint against German automobile manufacturers Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, BMW and Audi, and supplier Bosch. The complaint alleges that the manufacturers and Bosch have engaged in a decades-long cartel to illegally suppress competition and the development of new technologies for their vehicles. The complaint alleges that this conduct violated federal and state antitrust laws and state consumer protection statutes and harmed consumers in the United States who purchased or leased a vehicle manufactured by one of the five companies. The complaint seeks class certification, a jury trial, damages and injunctive relief.
The litigation is currently pending before Judge Charles A. Breyer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
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