VW Diesel scandal News

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 …

German Court Backs Damages Claims Against VW, Providing Clarity for 60,000 Cases

A German court has ruled that Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners of its diesel cars equipped with software that evaded emissions testing – but but consumers must accept the current value of the car based on the mileage …

German Judge Casts Doubt on VW’s Defense in Landmark Diesel-Damages Case

A German federal court judge cast doubt on Volkswagen’s reasoning after the carmaker urged the court to dismiss a claim for damages brought by an owner of a diesel powered VW Sharan family van. Tuesday’s proceedings were the first time …

U.S. Jury Awards Four VW Diesel Owners $100K in Punitive Damages Over Cheating

A U.S. jury in California on Monday awarded the drivers of four Volkswagen AG vehicles a total of $100,000 as punitive damages for being sold diesel vehicles that emitted excess pollution, although the amount awarded was a fraction of what …

SEC Sues VW, Ex-CEO over Diesel Emissions Scandal, Alleging Massive Investor Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing Volkswagen (VW) and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German automaker’s diesel emissions scandal, alleging a “massive fraud” on U.S. investors. VW was caught using illegal software to cheat …

Volkswagen Investors Seek $10.6 Billion Over Diesel Scam

Volkswagen went on trial on Monday to face investors seeking 9.2 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in compensation, arguing the carmaker should have informed shareholders earlier about its diesel pollution scandal. Shareholders representing 1,670 claims are seeking compensation for a slide …

Germany Moves Toward U.S.-Style Class-Actions, Benefiting VW Diesel Car Litigants

Germany will allow interest groups to sue on behalf of consumers, taking a tentative step toward U.S.-style class-action lawsuits in a bid to make it easier to collect damages from big companies in the aftermath of Volkswagen AG’s diesel-cheating scandal. …

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 …

BMW to Recall 11,700 Cars to Fix Engine Management Software

German carmaker BMW said on Friday [Feb. 23] it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models. “In the course of …

Swiss VW Owners Seek Damages for ‘Dieselgate’ Emissions Scandal

Swiss consumer protection organization SKS has filed a claim on behalf of some 6,000 car owners seeking damages from Volkswagen AG and Swiss car dealer AMAG related to the “Dieselgate” emissions scandal. The claim has been lodged with the Zurich …