VW Diesel scandal News

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 …

VW Emissions Probe Results Not Published to Protect Firm from ‘Legal Risks’

Volkswagen’s board chairman has defended the decision not to publish results of the investigation it commissioned into its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests, saying it could expose the company to legal risks. Hans Dieter Poetsch …

VW Sued by 1st Major German Firm over Diesel Scandal

Fish distributor Deutsche See is suing Volkswagen for misrepresenting a fleet of vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly, becoming the first major German customer to sue Europe’s biggest carmaker over its diesel-test cheating. Volkswagen already faces numerous lawsuits from individual …

Porsche Denies Liability as Investor Lawsuits Mount Over VW Diesel Scandal

Porsche Holding SE was caught up in the Volkswagen AG emissions debacle as investors raced to file German lawsuits ahead of the one-year anniversary of the scandal. A group of institutional investors filed a pair of lawsuits, seeking 2.8 billion …

California’s Deal with VW in Diesel Cheating Scandal OK’d by Judge

Volkswagen AG’s agreement with California to resolve unfair competition claims tied to the company’s emissions-cheating scandal won final approval from the federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits in the U.S. California’s consent decree is part of VW’s more than $16.5 …

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 …