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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.
Following a monumental four-year legal battle, the UK Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Your Lawyers after a lengthy appeal case against Harcus Sinclair was concluded. The case initially arose from an agreement signed by the two firms in relation to the Volkswagen emissions litigation.
Unfortunately, Harcus Sinclair subsequently failed to honour the agreement made with Your Lawyers. Your Lawyers has been trading as The Car Emissions Lawyers since 2015 when news of the first “dieselgate” scandal hit the headlines, representing thousands of owners claiming against a range of carmakers in England and Wales.
Aman Johal, lawyer and director of Your Lawyers (The Car Emissions Lawyers), expressed his relief at the ruling: “This is such an important victory for Your Lawyers but also for the dignity and sanctity of the legal profession. We have lived and breathed this case for four long years and were forced to take the matter all the way to the UK Supreme Court simply to oblige a law firm to honour an agreement that they freely entered into.”
It has recently come to light that tens of thousands of people are being exposed to traffic pollution exceeding the legal limits in England. A recent report from The Times has reported on illegal road pollution, which is said to affect areas next to 101 A-roads and motorways.
Potential breaches of emissions caps are said to be occurring on the busiest roads of England’s major cities, including Derby, Nottingham, Leeds, and London, to name but a few. In particular, one gas that is a cause for concern is nitrogen dioxide. NOx has become infamous due to the dieselgate car emissions scandals of recent years, and we are representing claimants pursuing cases against a number of carmakers.
We began taking car emissions cases on as soon as the news of the Volkswagen scandal broke back in 2015, and we are now representing clients in actions against several car manufacturers. The news of alarmingly high road pollution demonstrates that these actions remain vital for the health of our population and our environment.
The Dieselgate claim deadline is just two weeks away. At this late stage, anyone who has yet to claim is at risk of missing out completely.
Our phonelines have been ringing off the hook today with the Dieselgate claim deadline now just two weeks away. The deadline has been set as 26 October 2018, so unless anything changes, that’s it. After that point, you will be unable to join the class action we’re engaged in.
We’ve been saying for the past few weeks now that anyone who has yet to sign-up is already at risk of missing out. We’re now at a stage where anyone who isn’t signed-up and agreed to our Litigation Management Agreement could be at risk of losing thousands of pounds in unclaimed damages.
We’re now less than 80 days until the VW group action deadline. It’s fast approaching, and the clock for those who have yet to join is ticking.
Anyone who has still yet to launch their claim absolutely must do so before the VW group action deadline passes by. We won’t be taking on cases at the last minute either as we need to make sure that the tens of thousands in the action who have already signed up are fully prepared in terms of their cases and the information we need.
The deadline for claim acceptance will fall before the cut-imposed deadline. You MUST ACT NOW to avoid missing out.
Former VW CEO, Martin Winterkorn, has reportedly received a court summons in Germany to testify in relation to a legal action for compensation.
The legal action is understood to be relating to shareholders who are claiming damages from Volkswagen over the “Dieselgate” emissions scandal.
According to reports, 28 others are also facing questions, including recently-arrested Audi boss, Rupert Stadler, and Bosch CEO, Volkmar Denner.
Let’s take a look at the Rupert Stadler criminal investigations since his arrest in Germany at the end of last week.
The development was a major step forward in the pursuit of justice against the individuals within the Volkswagen Group – which includes subsidiary company Audi – to make sure that the people behind the veil of the corporation, and therefore behind the dieselgate crisis, are appropriately reprimanded.
Rupert Stadler is the latest high-profile figure to be intimated in the scandal, and we are monitoring the progress of the Rupert Stadler criminal investigations very closely.
Contrary to the perceptions VW appear to have done well to paint with the media and public, the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is far from over. With the deadline to join the class action against them formally set as 26 October 2018, the legal fight for justice has really only just begun, and there is plenty to be done before the deadline elapses.
Our firm has been appointed to the Steering Committee who are leading the action against VW in the High Court of Justice. Anyone who has yet to start their claim and join our Claimant Group is urged to do so before the deadline expires to avoid missing out.
Former Volkswagen CEO, Martin Winterkorn, has been formally charged by US authorities for violating the Clean Air Act and allegedly covering-up knowledge of the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal.
Court documents reportedly reveal that Winterkorn knew about the automaker’s use of the defeat devices, yet he failed to alert authorities and covered up knowledge of the cheating behaviour.
These latest criminal charges are set to put even more pressure on Volkswagen who has already settled compensation claims in the US but is currently refusing compensation to UK victims.
You’ve probably seen all the press coverage this week surrounding our involvement in the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal action. Your Lawyers’ Principal Solicitor and Director, Aman Johal, has been widely quoted in the national press given his position at the forefront of the pending litigation.
Right now, the big hearing is on!
We’re lawyers who have been leading the fight for justice since the breaking of the ‘dieselgate’ scandal back in 2015, so a few people out there who are yet to start their claim may not take our word for it as to why they need to join the action now.
You should listen to our advice, though.
There have already been a number of hearings and a number of changes in how client groups are moving forward, and we have changed our options for claiming several times to reflect changes in the litigation as well.
Here are a few reasons as to why if you don’t bother to start your claim now could soon spell the end of your chances completely…
The next big hearing is set to take place at the end of March 2018, and this hearing may well trigger the deadline date for claimants to join the Volkswagen Emissions Action and claim their compensation as a victim of the “dieselgate” scandal.
The court will normally set the final date, and if you miss the deadline, you may be unable to claim any compensation at all. Having been involved in previous actions where some people simply left it too late, they ended up being unable to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation.
Our advice is simple: do NOT delay and claim NOW!
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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