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

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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 […]

Why is it important to hold vehicle manufacturers accountable for the Dieselgate scandal?

In 2020, PGMBM launched the My Diesel Claim campaign to hold vehicle manufacturers accountable for their role in the Dieselgate scandal and to make sure that drivers receive suitable compensation for their losses.   One of the questions that we are most frequently asked about is why the case is so important to us and why we are so eager to get people to sign up. Our […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Volkswagen reach settlement agreement in USA

A record breaking settlement decision has been reached in the Volkswagen ‘dieselgate’ scandal in the USA after VW allegedly fitted ‘defeat devices’ in its vehicles. A final figure of $14.7 billion was approved by US District Court Judge Charles Breyer on 25 October 2016. The money is the largest settlement sum in US history and […]