On August 8, 2017, the Boston-based law firm of Andrews DeValerio LLP filed a complaint in the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court against BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and others alleging violations of Massachusetts Gen. Laws, chapter 93A on behalf of a class of all purchasers and lessees of so-called German Luxury Vehicles.
The class-action complaint alleges that the manufacturers of German Luxury Vehicles conspired since the 1990s to restrict competition between them resulting in higher prices paid by Massachusetts residents purchasing or leasing such vehicles.
Complaints have been filed in other parts of the United States alleging violations of the U.S. Antitrust Laws. “This action,” said Glen DeValerio “differs from those other cases in that it is brought only on behalf of Massachusetts residents and alleges violations of Chapter 93A, which prohibits unfair and deceptive trade practices, is easier to prove than a full antitrust violation, and provides for triple damages.”
Madison Food Corp. et al., v. BMW AG, et al., 17-2496 (BLS) is pending in the Business Litigation Session, Suffolk Superior Court. Plaintiffs are represented by Glen DeValerio and Daryl Andrews of Andrews LLP.
Contact Andrews DeValerio to find out if you are a member of the Class and would like a copy of the class action complaint.