Carrie Bradon Jul. 28, 2016, 3:15pm


GRETNA – A man is seeking damages, claiming that he purchased a fraudulently advertised vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen.

Charles Kert Leblanc filed a suit against Volkswagen Group of America Inc and Walker Volkswagen Inc in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 23.

According to the claim, the Volkswagen of America Group began a campaign for specific models of their vehicles, claiming that the TDI design specifications improved fuel efficiency as well as other features of the cars' performance, however, it was later discovered that these claims were false and therefore fraudulent. The suit states that in August 2012, the plaintiff purchased a 2013 Passat TDI due to the claims that had been made about the vehicle's performance. The suit further states that following the purchase of the car, the plaintiff became aware of defects in the vehicle and claims that he would never have purchased the vehicle had he known about the fraudulent advertising of its features.

The defendant is accused of fraud through the advertisement of a car that was not in line with the claims made.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. He is represented by Eric R. Nowak.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 762268.

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