Benning v. Volkswagen Can. Inc., [2006] B.C.T.C. 1292 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2006] B.C.T.C. TBEd. SE.023

Chandandeep Singh Benning (plaintiff) v. Volkswagen Canada Inc., VW Credit Canada Inc., Arrow Motor Sales Ltd., Capilano Volkswagen Audi Inc., Clarkdale Motors Ltd., Columbia Autohaus Ltd., Cowell Motors Ltd., Douglas Volkswagen, Gold Key Volkswagen, Guildford Motors Inc., Harbourview Autohaus Ltd., Hub City Motors & Equipment, Langley Volkswagen, Mervyn Motors Ltd., Royal Volkswagen Ltd., Speedway Motors Ltd., Sunwest Auto Centre Ltd., Valley Autohouse (1984) Ltd., Westgate Volkswagen and Westminster Volkswagen Ltd. (defendants)

(S90159; 2006 BCSC 1292)

Indexed As: Benning v. Volkswagen Canada Inc. et al.

British Columbia Supreme Court

New Westminster

Gropper, J.

August 22, 2006.


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Practice – Topic 209.1

Persons who can sue and be sued – Individuals and corporations – Status or standing – Class actions – Members of class – General – See paragraphs 80 to 81.

Practice – Topic 209.3

Persons who can sue and be sued – Individuals and corporations – Status or standing – Class or representative actions – Certification – Considerations (incl. when class action appropriate) – See paragraphs 1 to 89.


J.A. Hanson, for the plaintiff;

B.W. Dixon, for the defendants.

This application was heard on March 27 and 28, 2006, by Gropper, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on August 22, 2006.

Please Note: The following judgment has not been edited.


Benning v. Volkswagen Canada Inc. et al.

2006 BCSC 1292

Supreme Court of British Columbia
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Gropper, J.
: The plaintiff, Chandandeep Benning, leased a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS from the defendant dealer, Guildford Motors Inc. in June 2002. He asserts that there is a defect in the locking system of the Jetta and other Volkswagen and Audi motor vehicles with the equivalent locking system design.

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