A fifth federal lawsuit has been filed in Maryland against Volkswagen in the wake of the company announcing its diesel vehicles contained software to fool emissions tests.
The potential class-action lawsuit seeks to represent current or former Maryland owners of several models of Volkswagen and Audi cars between 2009 and 2015. The class representative, Angela Mooney of Hanover, purchased a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta based in part on the car’s “performance attributes,” including its alleged “clean diesel” technology, according to the complaint, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
“Despite touting the ‘green’ benefits of its diesel vehicles, Defendant sold Class Vehicles that produced pollution up to 40 times higher than allowed, and then intentionally concealed the truth about those cars through a sophisticated scheme involving defeat devices,” the complaint states.
The plaintiffs are seeking a recall or replacement program for their vehicles, in addition to compensatory and punitive damages. The class is represented by Janet, Jenner & Suggs LLC in Pikesville.
The case is Moloney v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., 1:15-cv-03215-MJG.