In re: Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

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Case Number:

3:15-md-02672

Court:

California Northern

Nature of Suit:

Other Fraud

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action, Multi-district Litigation

Judge:

Charles R. Breyer

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  1. August 13, 2021

    Drivers Say VW, Porsche Can't Shake Emissions Cheat Suit

    Consumers have told a California federal judge that Volkswagen and Porsche can't use "scattershot" arguments to evade claims they manipulated emissions and fuel-economy tests for nearly 400,000 gas-powered Porsche vehicles to make them seem more environmentally friendly than they were.

  2. May 18, 2021

    VW Says Drivers' Porsche Emissions Cheat Suit An Overreach

    Volkswagen and Porsche have told a California federal judge that consumers can't bank on vague claims and unreliable evidence to allege that emissions and fuel-economy tests were manipulated for nearly 500,000 Porsche vehicles to make them seem more environmentally friendly than they were.

  3. January 15, 2021

    9th Circ. Judge Calls VW Dealers' Fraud Appeal 'A Little Odd'

    A Ninth Circuit judge appeared skeptical Friday of reviving franchised Volkswagen dealerships' proposed class claims that auto parts maker Bosch is liable for helping mastermind the 2015 "clean diesel" emissions-cheating scandal, saying their arguments are "a little odd" because it seems like they "in some ways, benefited from the fraud."

  4. November 13, 2020

    VW Beats Pre-Scandal Car Owners' Emissions Damages Suit

    A California federal judge has said drivers who sold their Volkswagen vehicles before the German automaker's September 2015 emissions-cheating scandal became public aren't entitled to damages and couldn't prove they overpaid for purportedly low-emission vehicles that weren't as environmentally friendly as they thought.

  5. October 21, 2020

    VW Escapes California Sales Reps' Lost Commission Suit

    A California federal judge on Wednesday snuffed a proposed class action from Volkswagen salespeople alleging the German automaker was liable as a joint employer for wage and hour violations and the commissions they lost when the emissions-cheating scandal erupted in 2015.

  6. October 01, 2020

    Sales Reps Say VW Is A Joint Employer In Lost Income Spat

    California salespeople at independent Volkswagen dealerships defended their claims that the German automaker is a joint employer and, therefore, liable for wage and hour violations and the commissions they lost when the emissions-cheating scandal erupted in 2015.

  7. September 28, 2020

    VW Rips Pre-Scandal Car Owners' 'Pile-On' Damages Bid

    Volkswagen has told a California federal judge that drivers who sold their vehicles before the German automaker's September 2015 emissions-cheating scandal aren't entitled to any damages and can't prove they purportedly paid a premium for "clean diesel" cars that weren't as environmentally friendly as they thought.

  8. September 01, 2020

    VW Says Sales Reps' Lost Income Suit Still 'Nonsensical'

    Volkswagen said Monday that California salespersons at independent dealerships can't pin alleged wage-and-hour violations on the German automaker with "nonsensical" claims it's a joint employer and, therefore, liable for the commissions they lost when the emissions-cheating scandal erupted in 2015.

  9. August 20, 2020

    VW, But Not Ex-CEO, Dodges SEC's Emissions Fraud Claims

    A California federal judge on Thursday substantially trimmed a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission action alleging Volkswagen AG defrauded U.S. investors by failing to disclose its "clean diesel" emissions cheating scheme, but said former CEO Martin Winterkorn must face the regulator's claims.

  10. August 18, 2020

    VW Slams Opt-Out Drivers' 'Excessive' Atty Fee Bid

    Volkswagen asked a California federal judge to reject an "excessive" request for more than $1.5 million in fees by lawyers for 52 drivers who opted out of the automaker's earlier settlements in multidistrict litigation over its emissions-cheating scandal in the hopes of taking Volkswagen to trial, but never did.

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