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 […]

£1 billion claim takes a big step forward over Mercedes emissions scandal

72,000 claimants will soon be receiving an update from their lawyers Milberg London LLP in respect of their legal claim against Mercedes Benz. The action alleges that the car manufacturing giant installed so-called ‘defeat devices’ within their vehicles at the manufacturing stage with the specific intention of cheating emissions tests. In a similar UK case, […]

Mercedes facing 330,000 legal claims over ‘defeat devices’ in diesel vehicles

Mercedes-Benz is facing more than 330,000 compensation claims from motorists over allegations it unlawfully fitted “defeat devices” on diesel vehicles to get around emissions tests, the High Court was told. The German manufacturer is alleged to have “deliberately misled” customers over whether its cars complied with emissions standards through the “concealment” of the banned technology. […]

Mercedez-Benz faces over 300,000 UK claims over diesel emissions

LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz (MBGn.DE) faces more than 300,000 claims at London’s High Court from the owners of diesel vehicles that were allegedly equipped with “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests. The German carmaker is said to have misled customers about certain diesel vehicles’ compliance with nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions standards. Mercedes-Benz denies that any […]

Mercedes-Benz appears before High Court for first time over emissions scandal claims

Mercedes-Benz has made its first appearance before the High Court as it battles claims that it illegally fitted ‘defeat devices’ to diesel vehicles to swerve emissions tests. Law firms representing hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses sought to link their claims for damages against Mercedes – which denies the allegations – at a hearing in […]