The Volkswagen Scandal: Catalyst For Class Action Change?

By Noah Wortman, Andrew Bullion, Fabian Beulke and Sarah LaFreniere (February 27, 2018, 1:13 PM EST) -- It was over two years ago that the Volkswagen story first broke; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that VW had used software to change the performance of cars being tested for emission levels, changing the performance to improve results.[1]

Since then the scandal has gone global. 11 million cars have been affected[2] spanning North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.[3] Quite apart from the environmental impact, and the detrimental hit to VW's reputation, the sheer scale and global nature of the case has led to discussions about how such high-volume consumer cases are handled, with some commentators suggesting that the VW...

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