Volkswagen receives compensation in diesel line

A verdict in favor of VW will cost the car manufacturer around £ 468,000 after the Supreme Court ruled that last year the manufacturer was forced to make unnecessary and ineffective hearings by law firms acting on behalf of owners

British owners of VW cars that have been hit by the diesel emission scandal are still waiting for a form of compensation from Volkswagen three years after Dieselgate broke for the first time.

And before a penny was handed over to those drivers who had sold vehicles claiming to emit less harmful nitrogen oxides than they did, Volkswagen compensated this compensation after a High Court judgment this week.

The decision in favor of VW sees the car manufacturer receiving costs that totaled nearly half a million pounds after the court ruled that the manufacturer had been forced to take various unnecessary and ineffective hearings during 2017. ##################################################################### to be served by law firms acting on behalf of owners.

A verdict in favor of VW will cost the car manufacturer around £ 468,000 after the Supreme Court ruled that last year the manufacturer was forced to make unnecessary and ineffective hearings by law firms acting on behalf of owners

A verdict in favor of VW will cost the car manufacturer around £ 468,000 after the Supreme Court ruled that last year the manufacturer was forced to make unnecessary and ineffective hearings by law firms acting on behalf of owners

Tuesday's verdict awarded the Volkswagen Group a fee for very high costs & # 39; as a result of the early application for a group dispute settlement by certain claimants represented by Slater & Gordon and Harcus Sinclair.

This led in 2017 to a number of hearings that the Supreme Court of England and Wales deemed unnecessary.

The Volkswagen group said it welcomed the decision.

As a result, institutional financiers pay the first sum of £ 168,000 to Volkswagen defendants and two other defendants before the end of September.

Further costs arising from this are due at the end of the process by the financiers of the claimants. These costs will be subject to a detailed assessment, but they are likely to exceed £ 300,000.

According to VW, the court felt compelled to criticize lawyers of certain claimants because of their unreasonable behavior in the early application of the GLO application.

We have been concerned about the behavior of some claiming companies in connection with this action, which is disorganized and has impeded the efficient progress of the process.

Nicolai Laude, Volkswagen AG

As such, the court took the unusual step by attributing Volkswagen's costs to the higher compensation – in contrast to the standard basis.

The verdict follows an earlier decision in favor of Volkswagen against claimants represented by Your Lawyers.

In that judgment, the evidence of your lawyer was also rejected by the High Court as "incompetent", "not credible" and "insincere".

Nicolai Laude, spokesman for Volkswagen AG, said: "We have been concerned about the behavior of a number of claimants in connection with this action, which is disorganized and has hampered the efficient progress of the lawsuit.

& # 39; This judgment clearly supports our vision. & # 39;

In a statement released on behalf of the manufacturer of under-brand, it said: The Volkswagen Group has always said that it will defend itself strictly and in its case is certain. That remains the position. & # 39;

Volkswagen is forced to pay $ 14 billion in fines in the United States, but the manufacturer still has to compensate for owners of cars with impact in the UK

Volkswagen is forced to pay $ 14 billion in fines in the United States, but the manufacturer still has to compensate for owners of cars with impact in the UK

Volkswagen is forced to pay $ 14 billion in fines in the United States, but the manufacturer still has to compensate for owners of cars with impact in the UK

The dieselgate scandal has already paid VW $ 14 billion in fines in the United States, where the German car giant appeared to have mis-sold vehicles to owners.

In the United Kingdom, however, that was not the case.

Directors who have to deal with this still have to see a cent as compensation, although they have had the opportunity to use their & # 39; addiction equipment & # 39; free of charge in their cars.

However, the process to correct vehicles has caused many drivers to perform worse after their cars have been changed.

Slater and Gordon have today (Thursday) owners of afflicted VW's, Skoda's, seats and Porsches warned that they only need 50 days to register for damages of up to £ 200 million.

The law firm urged administrators to submit their claim before the 26 October deadline.

Gareth Pope, head of group procedures for Slater and Gordon said: "VW has shown astonishing contempt for UK customers by refusing to recognize debt in this country, on the same issue for which they have paid compensation elsewhere.

& # 39; They count on current and former owners who do not sign up for a group action like ours.

We want to make sure that every driver gets the compensation he deserves and that the car giants have to pay for their unfair practices.

We therefore encourage all directors involved to participate in our group action, regardless of whether your car is the & # 39; fix & # 39; whether or not you have applied or that you are the owner or have already sold the car. & # 39;

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