Volkswagen and BMW fined $1 billion for emissions cleaning technology

A $1 billion fine has been given to Volkswagen and BMW by the European Commission for ‘colluding to curb the use of emissions cleaning technology’.   While the case is separate from the Dieselgate scandal, which surrounds the use of emissions cheating devices, the fine sets a precedent by extending the application of European competition law to […]

Dieselgate: The VZBZ file lawsuit against Mercedes owners Daimler

Mercedes

Germany’s largest consumer protection group has filed a lawsuit against Daimler to help Mercedes owners get redress over the Dieselgate scandal.  If successful, the lawsuit will set a precedent that would allow Mercedes GLC and GLK car owners to gain compensation over software allegedly used to trick emissions tests in the diesel emissions scandal.  According […]

Peugeot and Renault charged with diesel emissions fraud

Renault Peugeot

Prosecutors in France have charged both Peugeot and Renault over claims they cheated emissions testing in many of their diesel vehicles.   Senior managers were accused of deceit for using ‘fraudulent strategies’ and committing emissions fraud by falsifying emissions test results and cheating emissions laws, especially in vehicles sold between 2009 and 2015.   Renault charges Renault has been ordered to pay €20million (£17.2 million) […]

Former Volkswagen CEO agrees to pay more than 11 million euros over Dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen CEO

Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, has agreed to pay more than 11 million euros in compensation to the company over the Dieselgate emissions scandal.   The payment is Winterkorn’s share of a 288 million euro settlement with Volkswagen, himself, and four other former managers.   Duty of care breached   In March, Volkswagen announced that Winterkorn had breached his duty of care. The statement came in conclusion to an internal investigation, and they confirmed that they […]

Parents concerned but clueless about fatal air pollution risks, survey finds

Diesel on road

More than 94% of parents underestimate the fatal impact of air pollution in the UK, new research has revealed.[1] While three-quarters of parents (73%) said they were concerned about the effect of air pollution on their children’s health, the study showed that 60% don’t know if they live in a high or low pollution area […]

Breast implant victims receive positive judgment after 10- year battle

PIP Implants

Thousands of victims of the PIP Breast Implant Scandal will now receive compensation for their suffering, a French court has announced.   The victory comes 10 years after the women involved in the case began their fight for justice and this outcome could have far-reaching implications for other victims around the world.   PIP judgment   The judgment rules that the German safety body, TUV Rheinland, was negligent […]

Volkswagen demand over a billion dollars from ex-CEO in Dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen

In Germany, Volkswagen is seeking around $1.2 billion from ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn for his actions in the Dieselgate scandal. If awarded, this sum would be the highest claim ever for damages against a CEO in Germany, according to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. Volkswagen announced earlier this year that it would be demanding compensation from Martin […]

PGMBM filing ‘dieselgate’ group action against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

PGMBM is filing a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). We believe Fiat Chrysler deliberately misled customers by fitting ‘defeat devices’ in breach of diesel emissions regulations. Hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles may be affected, including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Iveco, and Suzuki diesel vehicles. Fiat Chrysler is under investigation for fitting illegal ‘defeat […]

UK drivers one step closer to receiving Mercedes compensation

Mercedes-Benz has agreed to pay £1.7 billion to settle diesel emission cheat claims in the United States, meaning Mercedes UK drivers may be one step closer to getting the compensation they deserve. In a statement, Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes, said that it expected costs of £1.14bn relating to the civil and environmental […]

Former Volkswagen CEO to stand trial over emissions scandal

A German court has ruled that the former CEO of Volkswagen will have to stand trial as part of the Dieselgate emissions scandal.  Martin Winterkorn resigned from his post five years ago, after a notice of violation from the US Environmental Protection Agency brought to light years of VW emissions cheating.  What are the charges […]