In today’s “other news”, from one of the UK legal firms involved in the VW emissions-gate scandal.
|In our last update we informed you that we had concluded the Preliminary Issues trial. We expect the Judgement to be handed down in the coming weeks. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we have more news on this.|
You may have seen in the news recently that the German class action, involving 260,000 VW customers affected by the emission scandal, settled last month. This is the first time VW has settled a claim at volume in an EU country and is therefore an encouraging development for claimants involved in litigation across Europe.
VW’s Chief Legal Advisor, Manfred Doss has said that VW now wish to “make peace with its customers”. We hope that VW would have the same aim with its UK customer involved in this litigation.
If the current situation remains when the Judgement in the Preliminary Issues is handed down, then we expect the Judgement Hearing will be conducted by telephone rather than face to face. Therefore we do not expect any significant delay to your claim due to COVID-19.