Posted by Admin on February 15, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
Chancellor Philip Hammond launched a two-pronged attack on diesel cars to tackle the emissions problem in the U.K. Since the Volkswagen emissions scandal came to light, scientists have found that the excessive levels of NOx being polluted is contributing to premature deaths and exacerbating breathing and heart problems.
Hammond wants to introduce a U.K. version of the Euro 6, called the Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2), by April 2019. Any diesel vehicles that don’t conform may face increased vehicle excise duty (VED) and benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax.
Posted by Admin on February 13, 2018 in the following categories: VW Scandal
Despite admitting to the world that it cheated car emissions tests and installed illegal defeat devices into some 11 million vehicles worldwide, Volkswagen have been reporting healthy profits. According to some of the latest figures, Volkswagen Group’s third-quarter operating profit this year is £3.8 billion; an increase of 15% from the same time period for last year.
You could argue that once costs relating to the scandal are taken off the sum, operating profits may actually be way down; but that’s not the only thing to be wary of when it comes to this news. You see, VW want this scandal to go away, and they probably think these profit reports can help to achieve that.
But people are seeing through the smoke and mirrors…
Posted by Admin on February 08, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
Fiat Chrysler has rejected a report that says the car-maker could be facing 9.62 million Euros (£8.6 million) in fines for allegedly cheating French diesel emissions tests. Fiat strongly denies using defeat devices like those Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests, which triggered the massive class action legal case we’re currently at the forefront of.
Fiat Chrysler claims that allegations being made against them have no basis, and that their vehicles comply with relevant laws.
Posted by Admin on February 06, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
The headquarters of luxury car brand Audi have been raided by German prosecutors in relation to the ongoing VW Emissions Scandal we’re representing U.K. victims for.
Audi, who have been a subsidiary of VW since 1966, have millions of cars fitted with the cheat devices worldwide, including many here in the U.K.
As well as offices being raided, media reporting says that some private homes have also been searched as part of the investigations as well.
Posted by Admin on February 01, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
The European Commission, the European Parliament and the 28 member states of the European Council have come to an agreement to make enforcement rules for cars to be much stricter and stronger, with the need for powers to conduct spot-checks to see if manufacturers are complying with rules.
Reportedly prompted by the atrocious Volkswagen scandal that revealed 11 million cars to be fitted with so-called “defeat devices” to cheat emissions testing, European regulators have been working towards building ‘safer and cleaner cars’ ever since.
VW blames UK consumers who have refused the emissions update for keeping dirty diesel cars on the roads
Posted by Admin on January 30, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
As if the knife in the back isn’t painful enough, Volkswagen has had the audacity to suggest U.K. drivers are to blame for keeping “dirty diesel” cars on the roads because they haven’t had the questionable updates implemented.
That is, Volkswagen – the company that made millions of cars fitted with so-called “defeat devices” that are illegal, and therefore deceived millions into buying their cars that pollute more NOx than they should do – and are now blaming the drivers for not fixing them when the only “fix” available is one that potentially has the capacity to compromise vehicle performance and cause a whole host of costly problems.
Posted by Admin on January 25, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
Ms Higgins, a nurse from Boyle, County Roscommon asserts that she suffered a loss as a result of the VW scandal and is claiming for damages. Her claim was first brought to the Castlebar District Court in May 2016, and during a hearing on 6th September, the Volkswagen group legal team alleged that the Court didn’t have jurisdiction, and rudely (and somewhat controversially) they walked out of court!
The lawyers reportedly left before an expert scientist spoke about the impact of the emissions, and before an economist was able to speak about the losses inflicted by the scandal. On 15th September, Volkswagen Group Ireland and Volkswagen AG initiated a High Court judicial review.
Volkswagen agreed to settle New Jersey emissions claims for £49 million – yet they still refuse compensation to U.K. victims!
Posted by Admin on January 23, 2018 in the following categories: VW Scandal
On 14th November 2017, Volkswagen AG agreed to pay some £49.4 million to settle emissions claims made by the state of New Jersey in the U.S. It’s one of the last major state claims made against Volkswagen in the nation, and its caused further anger for some in the U.K. given VW are refusing to pay a single penny to victims over here.
The multi-million pound settlement is a small addition to the approximate £17 billion the major car-maker has reportedly agreed to spend on handling the emissions scandal in the U.S.
Your Lawyers (that’s us) set to be appointed as a Lead Solicitor in the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal
Posted by Admin on January 19, 2018 in the following categories: Group Action
We’ve launched another press campaign this week to highlight the need for owners of vehicles affected by the “dieselgate” scandal who have yet to sign up to our group to start their claim as soon as possible.
With the backing of other Claimant Law Firms, we’re set to be named as a Lead Solicitor in the action where we will take a prominent role in the litigation moving forward, and our Claimant Group will have the benefit of our specialism and expertise.
We were the first to properly launch action in England and Wales, and we intend to see this through to the end!
Posted by Admin on January 16, 2018 in the following categories: Group Action
Volkswagen had previously agreed to settle a group action lawsuit with a number of Canadian owners for selling them cars fitted with the so-called “defeat devices”, but this had not included owners of 3.0-litre vehicles. Now, a settlement has been finally reached in what is an unsurprising victory given that Volkswagen had already paid Canada’s neighbours in the U.S. billions of dollars in settlements and pay-outs, despite ignoring Europe.
Although owners of 2.0 litre engine Volkswagen group vehicles in Canada had their settlements sorted out fairly quickly, those who owned 3.0-litre Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles had yet to see a penny until now.