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Opel has been fined for emissions issues in Germany to the tune of $75m, according to European news agencies. This is another fine in the bag over the ongoing emissions problems that have plagued the car industry for many years now.
According to reports, Opel has been fined for emissions issues that are not related to alleged illegal defeat device technology. What the fine is for is actually is in relation to reportedly providing vehicles that were producing higher levels of emissions than had been reported to German regulators.
Opel is one of the brands that are a part of the Stellantis N.V group, with related brands that include Peugeot, Fiat, Citroën, and Vauxhall. The latter brand of Vauxhall is essentially the twin sister brand that we have here in the UK, so they are effectively the same brand really.
As a firm of specialist car emissions and consumer action lawyers, we always want to ensure that our clients are getting the best deal possible. Most importantly, we do all we can to widen access to justice, which is why we aim to offer No Win, No Fee representation to eligible claimants. We are pleased to be able to offer our No Win, No Fee agreement to those who are eligible to claim in our emissions group actions.
There can be a stigma around the concept of No Win, No Fee legal representation, with some people thinking it sounds too good to be true. We aim to demystify the concept and assure our clients that it really is a legitimate form of legal agreement that can offer you protection in the event your case is unsuccessful.
Your Lawyers has been involved in emissions litigation since the beginning. We have been pursuing cases since news of the “dieselgate” scandal hit the headlines in September 2015. We also initiated High Court proceedings in response to the Volkswagen scandal news in 2016 – the first to do so in England and Wales. Now, we want to ensure that other suspected carmakers are thoroughly scrutinised and held to account if necessary. You could be entitled to make an emissions compensation claim – check your eligibility now via our online form here.
Our emissions group actions are important for a number of reasons, both in terms of punishments for alleged breaches of the law and how this can impact us all, and in terms of justice for consumers.
We are more aware than ever when it comes to the climate emergency and the global challenges we face when it comes to our planet and our environment. Emissions laws and regulations are in place for very good and very important reasons, so any situation where carmakers have breached the law should be met with full and proper punishment.
This is what we want to achieve as part of our emissions class actions, as well as justice for victims who have been affected from a consumer perspective which is what we can achieve within the confines of the law.
Several years have passed since the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal first hit the headlines, revealing that one of the world’s biggest carmakers may have been engaging in the deceitful manipulation of emissions controls in their vehicles. As one of the first firms to bring claims against Volkswagen, we are now investigating a string of other car manufacturers in relation to allegations of emissions cheating. As such, it is incredibly important that those affected seek legal advice before the emissions claim deadlines pass.
Whilst the deadline to join the Volkswagen group action has now passed, there may still be a chance to claim for affected owners of other diesel vehicles. We are investigating many others such as Porsche, Mercedes, Nissan and Renault, and many other carmakers. By signing up as soon as possible, you can look to ensure that you do not miss out on the opportunity to recover compensation. Some deadlines may have already passed, which is why we always recommend that you start a claim as soon as you possibly can.
As pioneers of emissions litigation, we have developed expertise in this specialist area of consumer claims. As such, we have the know-how to fight for the compensation you deserve. You can use our online form to register your claim today.
Right now, there are lots of questions being asked of multiple carmakers as to whether so-called “thermal windows” are being used as a loophole to cheat emissions regulations.
The idea that carmakers could be so brazen as to cheat emissions regulations first came into the limelight in 2015 when the original Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal hit the headlines. Over the last six years, dozens more vehicle manufacturers have been scrutinised and have faced similar allegations of cheating.
Whilst carmakers strongly deny that they have done anything wrong, there is evidence that could suggest not all is above board. Your Lawyers – The Car Emissions Lawyers – as pioneers of High Court action against VW in 2016, has vowed to leave no stone unturned in efforts to get to the bottom of the allegations made. As part of our legal actions where we represent thousands of people for emissions compensation claims, we are looking into whether thermal windows are being abused.
Air pollution is serious, and we were reminded why when, in the first ruling of its kind, air pollution was listed as a cause of death for Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, a nine-year-old girl who tragically passed away due to an asthma attack in 2013. The Coroner’s court reportedly ruled that air pollution “made a material contribution” to her death, disproving an initial 2014 ruling that named “acute respiratory failure” as the cause of death.
The landmark verdict was notable for clean air campaigners who have long recognised the serious issues of pollution at the core of London’s air problems. In fact, it is a nationwide issue of social injustice, with some research indicating that polluted air is significantly more concentrated in Britain’s most deprived areas.
The case of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah clearly demonstrates how ignorance can cause pollution problems to develop unchecked, with fatal consequences. At The Car Emissions Lawyers, we have spent years fighting to hold car manufacturers to account for their alleged violations of emissions regulations, so we are all too familiar with attempts by people in positions of power to get away with dangerous levels of pollutant production.
Fresh allegations of “defeat devices” in Mercedes vehicles are being reported as the ongoing emissions scandals continue to hit the headlines.
We have been representing clients for emissions cases since the very beginning in 2015, and we were the first firm in England and Wales to take VW to the High Court in January 2016. Since then, we have launched dozens of actions against more carmakers as we continue to investigate the numerous allegations that manufacturers are facing.
These fresh allegations come out from Germany and add to those that Daimler/Mercedes, and others, are already facing.
Jaguar Land Rover is one of a number of notable car manufacturers to have been accused of manipulating its vehicles to cheat emissions tests. While the majority of carmakers have been associated with allegations of the excessive production of NOx emissions, it is also alleged that Jaguar Land Rover vehicles may have been emitting excessive carbon dioxide. The car owners affected by the carmaker’s alleged emissions issues may be eligible to make Jaguar Land Rover emissions compensation claims.
As with others, the carmaker strongly denies they have done anything wrong.
In 2015, news of the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal spread across the globe amid allegations that Volkswagen had manipulated emissions controls in its diesel vehicles. This was believed to have been done in order to pass regulatory tests when, in fact, some cars had been producing volumes of NOx (nitrogen oxide) gas that appeared to break emissions regulations. In response, we began a group action against Volkswagen, and initiated High Court proceedings against the company in early 2016. It was later ruled that Volkswagen had indeed used software that amounted to a defeat device, and now we want to help other victims to claim against other car manufacturers who are suspected of similar alleged behaviour
Since the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal hit the headlines in 2015, many of the major carmakers have come under suspicion regarding the use of allegedly illegal software to cheat emissions tests. The allegations against Volkswagen surrounded the alleged installation of defeat devices in diesel vehicles in order to disguise the excessive production of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, and litigation has since proven that a number of allegations have been founded. Volvo is one of the companies we are also investigating, as allegations may mean that the affected owners could be eligible to make Volvo emissions compensation claims, if allegations are proven to be founded.
As pioneers of diesel emissions litigation in England and Wales, we were one of the first firms to bring claims against Volkswagen on behalf of our clients, and we played a role in initiating High Court proceedings against the manufacturer in early 2016. We want to ensure that any car manufacturers who may be responsible for allegedly cheating emissions are held to account, which is why we are taking on several group actions.
To ensure that as many people as possible can access the justice they deserve, we are offering No Win, No Fee compensation claims to all eligible claimants. Carmakers continue to strongly deny claims being made, so we intend to get to the bottom of the investigations at hand.
The wave of car emissions allegations that have hit the headlines in recent years affects dozens of models and hundreds of thousands of customers. The sheer scale of the dieselgate scandal prompted us to launch group actions against multiple car manufacturers, after being the first law firm in England and Wales to issue claims against Volkswagen in the High Court of Justice in January 2016, shortly after allegations first emerged in September 2015. It is vital that any affected car owners do not miss court deadlines for these group actions, or they could forfeit their chance to claim compensation.
It is imperative that any car manufacturers found to have cheated emissions tests incur the repercussions of their conduct, and our group actions can be the perfect opportunity to exercise justice. If you believe your car may have been affected, you can quickly confirm this right here on our website and register to claim today to make sure you do not miss out on the potentially huge compensation pay-outs we could see in any upcoming settlements.
In recent years, a series of car emissions scandals have affected thousands of owners across the globe, beginning in 2015 with the revelation that Volkswagen was suspected of using ‘defeat devices’ to allow their vehicles to cheat emissions tests. Since then, several major car manufacturers have been levelled with similar allegations, and we have taken on many clients in our endeavour to help them win emissions pay-outs.
At The Car Emissions Lawyers, we are determined to help anyone affected by a car emissions scandal to access the compensation which they could be legally entitled to claim. Over the years, we have been representing victims in group actions against manufacturers including Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes, to name but a few.
Allegations of diesel emissions fraud have long been investigated in Europe following the revelation that Volkswagen had been manipulating emissions controls in its vehicles, cheating regulations. As the EU issues fines for emissions scandal culprits such as VW and BMW, questions have been raised about the impact on the wider car manufacturing industry and who else may also be involved in similar behaviour.
VW and BMW have been singled out in a recent antitrust investigation by the European Commission over claims that they had colluded with Daimler, the owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand. According to The Guardian, this was in relation to delaying the development of “emissions-cleaning technology” in their vehicles. Now, upon the conclusion of the investigation, the two companies have reportedly been hit with a total fine of €875m.
The findings of the investigation suggest that the three companies acted unlawfully. Many other well-known car brands have similarly been levelled with accusations of emissions fraud in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, so the conclusion of this EU investigation could be a sign of further penalties to come.
If you are looking for representation for emissions problems related to Fiat, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, Nissan Renault, Porsche and many others you can go to the following advice pages to find out more:
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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF UK MERCEDES-BENZ CUSTOMERS COULD BE ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM THOUSANDS OF POUNDS IN COMPENSATION.
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