VW diesel fraud claims News

Volkswagen Wants U.S. Supreme Court to Nix ‘Staggering’ Diesel Claims by Counties

Volkswagen AG and a German auto supplier on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling that said two counties could seek financial penalties over excess diesel emissions that could total billions of dollars. The German automaker’s …

Federal Court Allows Counties’ Clean Air Claims Against VW for Diesel Scandal

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that Volkswagen AG cannot escape potential financial penalties from two counties in Florida and Utah that may amount to a “staggering” additional liability arising from the German automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. The unanimous …

More than 50,000 British Drivers Initiate ‘Dieselgate’ Suit Against VW

Lawyers for more than 50,000 British car owners kicked off a lawsuit against Volkswagen in London’s High Court on Tuesday in a battle for compensation over a diesel emissions scandal that has engulfed Europe’s largest carmaker since 2015. The three-day …

220,000 Dutch, English Consumers Sue VW Over Diesel Fraud

Around 220,000 car drivers in the Netherlands, England and Wales joined forces on Tuesday in what could become a pan-European lawsuit against German carmaker Volkswagen seeking compensation over its “dieselgate” emissions scandal. UK law firm Harcus Sinclair and Dutch Foundation …

U.S. Judge Set to Approve Another VW Diesel Settlement of $1.2 Billion

A U.S. judge said he intends to give final approval to Volkswagen AG’s $1.225 billion settlement with regulators and about 78,000 drivers of premium Audis, VWs and Porsches over the company’s diesel cheating-scandal. All told, VW is committed to spending …

States to Sue VW Over Diesel Scandal

New York and Maryland are among several states planning to sue Volkswagen AG over the environmental damage done by devices that were designed by the carmaker to cheat on pollution-control tests. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Monday in a …

278 Volkswagen Institutional Investors File €3.3 Billion Suit in Germany

Almost 300 institutional investors in Volkswagen have filed a multi-billion euro suit against the carmaker for what they see as breaches of its capital markets duty in the emissions scandal, the law firm representing them said. The lawsuit, for damages …

Allianz Plans to Sue VW over Share Drop Caused by Emissions Scandal: Source

German insurer Allianz plans to sue Volkswagen over the sharp drop in its shares as a result of the carmaker’s diesel emissions scandal, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. If successful, the lawsuit would add to financial pressures …

Former VW CEO Was Alerted to Problems with US Diesel Emissions Tests in 2014

Volkswagen’s former chief executive officer was alerted to problems with U.S. diesel emissions tests in 2014, but the issue “did not initially receive particular attention at the management levels,” the German carmaker said on Wednesday. A memo was sent to …

California Judge Breyer Expected to Combine, Expedite VW Diesel Claims

A San Francisco judge who is the brother of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will oversee more than 500 consumer lawsuits against Volkswagen AG over claims of economic losses connected to rigged emissions-testing software. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer …