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Old 10-06-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Lawyers sending Volkswagen civil suits to California court

Toyota agreed in 2012 to pay $1.1 billion to resolve acceleration class actions, and Hyundai and Kia won approval last year for a settlement valued by plaintiffs' lawyers at more than $255 million.

Volkswagen has said that 11 million vehicles worldwide could be affected, including nearly 500,000 in the U.S. The automaker's chief executive Martin Winterkorn on Wednesday quit as a result of the scandal.

Lawyer David Vendler, said hundreds of additional cases could potentially to be filed, given the publicity surrounding Volkswagen's admission and the number of affected customers. "It makes sense to get these cases in one forum as quickly as possible," he said. "Otherwise it's like herding cats."

Vendler is an attorney with law firm Morris Polich & Purdy in Los Angeles. He has filed a proposed class action against Volkswagen in the Central District of California.


Edmonton firm files $1B class action lawsuit against Volkswagen

An Edmonton law firm has filed a $1-billion class action lawsuit against Volkswagen over the emerging emissions scandal.

The lawsuit states that "by manufacturing, testing, distributing and selling affected vehicles with defeat devices that allowed for improper levels of emission, Volkswagen violated the common law and legislative standards, was negligent, defrauded its customers, and engaged in unfair competition."

The notice identified the following models in the action:
  • 2009-2015 Jetta
  • 2009-2015 Beetle
  • 2009-2015 VW Golf
  • 2014-2015 Passat
  • 2009-2015 Audi A3

The lawsuit states that, had the plaintiffs known of the defeat device, "they would not have purchased or leased those vehicles, or would have paid substantially less for the vehicles than they did."


Longtime VW owner joins lawsuits against automaker over diesel deception

Bill Sonnenburg is one of seven people who have filed a lawsuit against the German automaker in federal court in Chattanooga, the Eastern District of Tennessee. The suit, which seeks class action status, is one of at least 34 filed nationwide after VW admitted it installed a defeat device in many of its diesel models to circumvent U.S. emissions standards.

A class-action suit involves one or several persons who sue on behalf of a larger group, referred to as the class. Collectively, the U.S. suits against VW are seeking billions of dollars in damages, according to The Wall Street Journal.


VW faces deluge of UK legal claims over emissions tests

Volkswagen faces a barrage of legal claims from British car owners over the emissions tests scandal, according to top law firms.

A spokesman for Leigh Day, a London-based law firm specialising in personal injury and product liability claims, said it had been inundated by inquiries. The number of potential claimants they were talking to would number “in the thousands – it’s constant inquirers at the moment”, he said.

Another law firm, Slater & Gordon, said it was fielding calls from concerned drivers. The firm’s head of group litigation, Jacqueline Young, said owners and car dealerships would have viable legal claims for breach of contract, with the value of vehicles falsely boosted by VW’s misrepresentations. Shareholders might also have a case, Young said, after the 30% fall in its share price since the scandal erupted.
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I owned an Audi for two years on a lease and this is a shame. I wonder to myself how the company can ever recover. Thank you for the heads up.
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It does not seem in Europe that we are getting paid compensation as much as the owners in the US?

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Will all US VW owners get a check?
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:35 AM   #5
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I have not received any fund a this point.
Should I have received it by now?
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:08 AM   #6
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No, the situation is still in progress.

I spent a good deal of time on the phone with my dealer and the state AG's office.
Just sit tight, it will be resolved soon.
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