Senior judge convenes special hearing to manage flood of Dieselgate claims

Representatives of more than 20 claimant law firms are expected to attend a High Court hearing tomorrow (8 November) to explore how the many Dieselgate group actions making their way through the courts can be effectively managed. The unusual hearing, called by King’s Bench Division (KBD) president Dame Victoria Sharp, will assemble advisers involved in […]

Claimant firms hail ‘turbo charge’ for dieselgate hearings

Claimants in the ’dieselgate’ group claim against motor manufacturers today hailed a judgment by the president of the King’s Bench Division setting an aggressive court timetable for the action. In Various claimants v Mercedes Benz Group & Ors Dame Victoria Sharp and three other judges ruled that a three-day consolidated hearing in the claim would open on 17 […]

Car makers face 1.2m payouts over emissions cheating claims, judges told

Car manufacturers are facing more than 1.2m compensation claims following allegations that “defeat devices” were fitted to diesel vehicles to get around emissions tests, judges have been told. Four judges overseeing a preliminary High Court hearing in London today heard that Mercedes-Benz was facing around 350,000 claims – and that manufacturers including Opel, Nissan, Jaguar […]

Volkswagen settles UK ‘dieselgate’ claims with £193m payout

Claimants in England and Wales to receive more than £2,100 each after joining legal action against carmaker. Volkswagen has agreed to pay £193m to settle 91,000 legal claims in England and Wales linked to the “dieselgate” emissions scandal that rocked the German carmaker. The claimants will receive average payments of more than £2,100 each after joining the […]

Volkswagen to pay out £193m in ‘dieselgate’ settlement

Volkswagen is to pay £193m to more than 90,000 drivers in England and Wales after it settled a High Court claim over the installation of emissions cheating devices in its vehicles. The German carmaker apologised again to customers and said it was working to rebuild trust. The “dieselgate” scandal erupted in 2015 and has led […]

Vauxhall owners will ‘not be charged a penny’ in legal action case says lawyer

VAUXHALL owners have been told they “won’t be charged a penny” as a result of legal action against the manufacturer. Millberg London has reassured drivers they will “indemnify claimants against the risk of adverse costs” if the legal action order is unsuccessful. They warn this would “minimise personal liability” for claimants who join the group […]

Thousands of second hand Vauxhall owners could be affected by legal action

THOUSANDS of Vauxhall owners who purchased their cars second hand may also be affected by a new legal action against the firm. Millberg London, who are responsible for the new Vauxhall Pay Up campaign, claimed second-hand owners “may be eligible for compensation” if the claim is successful. The lawyers claimed losses “may be lower” than […]