First published by Admin on July 03, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News and tagged with clean air standards | diesel vehicles | dieselgate | emissions scandal | fuel emissions | volkswagen
It’s July 2018, which means the new emissions laws have come into force to stop future Volkswagen style emissions scandals.
The new legislation, at the very least, acts as a far better deterrent to prevent future emissions scandals.
The new emissions laws have been brought in to specifically crack down on emissions cheats like Volkswagen. To make sure they’re punished for their historic cheating, we’re a part of the Steering Committee of law firms taking legal action against VW for over 60,000 victims in England and Wales.
With potentially two million people eligible to claim for Volkswagen emissions compensation in the UK, some people who have yet to secure their place are asking: should I join the class action lawsuit against VW?
One of the most important things for you to know is that the clock is ticking, and the deadlines are set. If you are yet to sign-up to our Claimant Group, and you are serious about claiming, you need to take action NOW.
Will Volkswagen settle the emissions claims against them on the eve of trial?
In the UK and Europe, VW is refusing compensation to owners affected by their “dieselgate” scandal, despite the huge settlements they have agreed to in the US. Earlier this year, VW settled another case that was set for trial, and they reportedly did it on the eve of the case going to court.
Although we’re behind the US cases because the legal systems here in the UK are different, will we see a similar situation where VW settle the claims on the cusp of trial?
The recent court ruling that can allow German towns and cities to ban diesel vehicles was another example that attitudes are shifting as people are more aware of what automakers like Volkswagen are responsible for.
VW used cheat devices in around 11 million of their vehicles worldwide, and they did it (we assume) to allow their vehicles to pass emissions testing yet pollute more lethal NOx.
In our view, they put profits before people and they deserve to be punished. This latest buyback scheme in Germany, although limited, is one way they can help consumers affected by German law changes, and they should apply it universally for all consumers affected by the Emissions Scandal!
According to Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s award-winning journalism project, the European “fix” for vehicles affected by the “dieselgate” scandal is nowhere near as effective as the US version.
As many of you already know,Volkswagen has offered compensation packages, buyback schemes and paid huge amounts of money in fines in the US, yet here in the UK they claim they have not broken any laws and are defiantly defending the legal case against them.
The news that the “fix” is less effective is another concern for European consumers who are still being refused compensation.
We have noted before that experts say German automakers, like Volkswagen who have been caught out cheating emissions testing, are responsible for additional early deaths as a result of the extra pollution they caused.
Former government chief scientist, Sir David King, literally stated that they have “blood on their hands“; so, what’s being done about it? Are companies like Volkswagen going to be punished like they deserve to be?
First published by Admin on March 27, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News Group Action VW Scandal and tagged with dieselgate | emissions scandal | high court | volkswagen | vw group compensation | vw hearing
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!
The deadline is set by the court, but we can tell you now that the deadline is likely to be set in the next few months.
This means that, if you have yet to start your Volkswagen Emissions Claim and you’re serious about making a claim, you need to get started now.
It’s easy to join and we are helping people on a No Win, No Fee basis. For these types of actions, you don’t need to do a lot as we will do all the legal work for you.
Read on for more KEY advice.
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…
If you’ve yet to sign up for your Volkswagen Emissions Action compensation claim, you’d be wise to sort your claim out as soon as possible.
At the end of this month, a hearing is taking place where the particulars of the group action moving forward are likely to be determined. This may include which firms will be leading the action and when the deadline will be to join the action.
We’ve been fighting for justice for VW victims since the very beginning, so if you’ve yet to sign up to our claimant group, the time is now!