Tag: vw group compensation
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…
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’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!
A year on from the Department For Transport challenging Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” explanation, and nothing has changed…
On the 20th February 2017, a hearing was held with Volkswagen’s UK Managing Director, Paul Willis, who said that he doesn’t believe that the German automotive giant misled customers when they were purchasing the vehicles involved in the emissions scandal.
The Department For Transport questioned many aspects of the scandal, with Willis mostly responding with answers akin to “I don’t know”, which really didn’t help matters at all.
A year on, VW remain defiant in refusing victims compensation, and not a lot else has happened in terms of government intervention.
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…
Volkswagen agreed to settle New Jersey emissions claims for £49 million – yet they still refuse compensation to U.K. victims!
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 place on Steering Committee in the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal 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 allocated a place on the Steering Committee 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!
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.