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13 April 2021

Progress continues to be made in the pursuit of justice against VW. Today, The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, which is Germany’s Highest Civil Court, issued another favorable ruling in the individual case of a German consumer against Volkswagen. She bought in 2013 with a loan of VW Bank, a subsidiary of the Car manufacturer, one of its diesel…

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7 May 2021

An important decision against Volkswagen in France has been reported. On the 27th of April, the Court of Appeal of the city of Pau ordered VOLKSWAGEN to pay damages arising out of Dieselgate. The legal action was taken individually by a couple owning a TIGUAN Volkswagen car.  The Court determined the total amount of damages on EUR 4,000, containing in EUR…

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10 May 2021

Today, the Portuguese Consumer protection association Ius Omnibus submitted to the District Court of Lisbon, a new so-called “popular action” aimed at restoring legality and compensating all consumers who own Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat and Lancia with diesel engines, approved in accordance to the European emission standards Euro 5 and Euro 6 (up to Euro 6c), due to Fiat Chrysler…

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22 March 2021

The Portuguese consumer protection association Ius Omnibus submitted this morning, to the District Court of Lisbon, a so-called “popular action” aimed at restoring legality and compensating all consumers residing in Portugal, who own or possess Mercedes-Benz vehicles, with diesel engines, approved in accordance to the European emission standards Euro 5 and Euro 6 (up to Euro 6c), due to Daimler’s use…

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10 May 2021

Today, the Portuguese Consumer protection association Ius Omnibus submitted to the District Court of Lisbon, a new so-called “popular action” aimed at restoring legality and compensating all consumers who own Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat and Lancia with diesel engines, approved in accordance to the European emission standards Euro 5 and Euro 6 (up to Euro 6c), due to Fiat Chrysler…

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10 May 2021

Today, the Portuguese Consumer protection association Ius Omnibus submitted to the District Court of Lisbon, a new so-called “popular action” aimed at restoring legality and compensating all consumers who own Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat and Lancia with diesel engines, approved in accordance to the European emission standards Euro 5 and Euro 6 (up to Euro 6c), due to Fiat Chrysler…

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7 May 2021

An important decision against Volkswagen in France has been reported. On the 27th of April, the Court of Appeal of the city of Pau ordered VOLKSWAGEN to pay damages arising out of Dieselgate. The legal action was taken individually by a couple owning a TIGUAN Volkswagen car.  The Court determined the total amount of damages on EUR 4,000, containing in EUR…

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7 May 2021

An important decision against Volkswagen in France has been reported. On the 27th of April, the Court of Appeal of the city of Pau ordered VOLKSWAGEN to pay damages arising out of Dieselgate. The legal action was taken individually by a couple owning a TIGUAN Volkswagen car.  The Court determined the total amount of damages on EUR 4,000, containing in EUR…

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13 April 2021

Progress continues to be made in the pursuit of justice against VW. Today, The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, which is Germany’s Highest Civil Court, issued another favorable ruling in the individual case of a German consumer against Volkswagen.

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13 April 2021

Progress continues to be made in the pursuit of justice against VW. Today, The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, which is Germany’s Highest Civil Court, issued another favorable ruling in the individual case of a German consumer against Volkswagen. She bought in 2013 with a loan of VW Bank, a subsidiary of the Car manufacturer, one of its diesel…

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22 March 2021

The Portuguese consumer protection association Ius Omnibus submitted this morning, to the District Court of Lisbon, a so-called “popular action” aimed at restoring legality and compensating all consumers residing in Portugal, who own or possess Mercedes-Benz vehicles, with diesel engines, approved in accordance to the European emission standards Euro 5 and Euro 6 (up to Euro 6c), due to Daimler’s use…

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25 January 2021

Spanish court orders VW to pay damages of € 3,000 per car

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25 January 2021

Spanish court orders VW to pay damages of € 3,000 per car A Madrid court has found Volkswagen guilty of the use of manipulated software, or “cheating software”. In proceedings brought by a Spanish consumer association against Volkswagen on behalf of 5,400 affiliated consumers, the judge awarded damages totalling € 16.3million for unfair commercial practices, amounting to an average of…

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21 January 2021

Over one-hundred-million euro fine for Volkswagen for not meeting emissions standards.

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21 January 2021

Over one-hundred-million euro fine for Volkswagen for not meeting emissions standards. The Volkswagen Group has not achieved the 2020 target for CO2 emissions as set by the European Union. For Volkswagen, the standard was about 99 grams per kilometre per car sold. The manufacturer is now facing a fine of at least € 100million. Every year, the EU sets increasingly…

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18 January 2021

Case Management Hearing before the Amsterdam District Court

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18 January 2021

Case Management Hearing before the Amsterdam District Court After the start of the proceedings against Volkswagen and related parties such as Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Robert Bosch, importer(s) and dealers in the Netherlands and abroad, the first case management hearing in the Dutch proceedings was held on January 18, 2021 before the Amsterdam District Court.

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17 December 2020

Judgment of the Court of Justice

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17 December 2021

Judgment of the Court of Justice On December 17, the European Court of Justice ruled that the fraudulent (“cheating”) software installed by Volkswagen in cars belonging to the Volkswagen Group is prohibited and in violation of European laws and regulations.

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21 August 2020

Diesel Emissions Justice Foundation (DEJF) started legal proceedings in The Netherlands against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (‘FCA’), and related parties, for damages resulting from the use of manipulation software to falsify emissions testing, for their role in what is commonly referred to as Dieselgate. The action is filed under the Dutch Act on Collective Damages Claims (Wet Afwikkeling Massaschade in…

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23 June 2020

DEJF summons Daimler AG c.s. et al to appear before Amsterdam District Court under WAMCA proceedings and requests to be appointed as the Exclusive Representative Organisation (“Lead Plaintiff”).

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23 June 2020

DEJF summons Daimler AG c.s. et al to appear before Amsterdam District Court under WAMCA proceedings and requests to be appointed as the Exclusive Representative Organisation (“Lead Plaintiff”). The Press Release is available here and the full Dutch text of the writ is available here.

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22 June 2020

DEJF expands remit and begins accepting European claims against Mercedes.

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22 June 2020

DEJF expands remit and begins accepting European claims against Mercedes.

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5 June 2020

Milieudefensie supports the initiative of the Diesel Emissions Justice Foundation against the polluting car industry: “With the diesel scandal, the car industry has seriously damaged our health and the environment.

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5 June 2020

Milieudefensie supports the initiative of the Diesel Emissions Justice Foundation against the polluting car industry: “With the diesel scandal, the car industry has seriously damaged our health and the environment. As a result of the diesel scandal, the negative health consequences of the air pollution will only increase, while the extra polluting cars will continue to drive. The current political…

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26 May 2020

Diesel Emissions Justice Foundation (DEJF) publishes a statement reacting to the decision of the Supreme Court of Germany (BGH) against Volkswagen AG. Read the full statement.

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26 May 2020

Diesel Emissions Justice Foundation (DEJF) publishes a statement reacting to the decision of the Supreme Court of Germany (BGH) against Volkswagen AG. Read the full statement.

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25 May 2020

Volkswagen ordered to pay compensation in very favourable decision of German Supreme Court. Read DEJF’s Managing Director Femke Hendriks’ comments in Dutch media.

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25 May 2020

Volkswagen ordered to pay compensation in very favourable decision of German Supreme Court. Read DEJF’s Managing Director Femke Hendriks’ comments in Dutch media. You can also listen to her interviews on Dutch radio here: NOS / Radio 1and BNR Radio. (All in Dutch)

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29 April 2020

DEJF Managing Director, Femke Hendriks, along with Board member, Maria José Azar-Baud, and Supervisory Board member, George Tsetsekos, host a webinar for current and prospective claimants across Europe.

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29 April 2020

DEJF Managing Director, Femke Hendriks, along with Board member, Maria José Azar-Baud, and Supervisory Board member, George Tsetsekos, host a webinar for current and prospective claimants across Europe. In addition to providing an overview of the DEJF’s progress to date, they also answered live questions from attendees. The original video can be seen here.

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22 April 2020

DEJF invites all of its current and prospective claimants to attend its Inaugural Webinar on 29 April.

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22 April 2020

DEJF invites all of its current and prospective claimants to attend its Inaugural Webinar on 29 April. The webinar will be conducted in English. Registration is closed.

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7 April 2020

The DEJF releases a statement in response to the England and Wales High Court Decision on VW. Read the press statement.

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7 April 2020

The DEJF releases a statement in response to the England and Wales High Court Decision on VW. Read the press statement.

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16 March 2020

Dutch Financieele Dagblad (FD) publishes article on start of litigation of DEJF against Volkswagen AG in The Netherlands,

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16 March 2020

Dutch Financieele Dagblad (FD) publishes article on start of litigation of DEJF against Volkswagen AG in The Netherlands, stating: “The German car giant has been summoned before Amsterdam Court by a Dutch foundation (DEJF) that claims to represent millions of European buyers of affected vehicles. Through the Dutch court, the organization wants to claim billions in damages.” To read the…

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13 March 2020

DEJF summons Volkswagen et al to appear before Amsterdam District Court under new WAMCA proceedings.

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13 March 2020

DEJF summons Volkswagen et al to appear before Amsterdam District Court under new WAMCA proceedings. DEJF requests to be appointed as the Exclusive Representative Organisation (“Lead Plaintiff”). You can read a summary of the writ in Engish here. The full Dutch text is available here.

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4 March 2020

DEJF releases statement in response to VW deal in Germany, applauding resolution achieved by consumer organization VZBV.

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4 March 2020

DEJF releases statement in response to VW deal in Germany, applauding resolution achieved by consumer organization VZBV. However, DEJF highlights that VW is only offering compensation for German residents, while the remaining 96% of duped car owners throughout Europe are left out. DEJF encourages VW to work with them to reach an acceptable solution for all affected customers. Read the…

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24 January 2020

France Nature Environnement, the largest French federation of associations for the protection of nature and the environment, supports the Diesel Emissions Justice Foundation. Anne Lassman-Trappier commented, “For France Nature Environnement, the implementation of laws and norms related to engine emissions and the sanctions thereof must take into account the actual emissions. Until then, the DEJF intends to hold responsible the…

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23 Januray 2020

DEJF sends formal letter to VW informing them of the initiative and demanding compensation for impacted car owners and lessees.

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23 January 2020

DEJF expands to include France. Read the press release.

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23 January 2020

DEJF sends formal letter to VW informing them of the initiative and demanding compensation for impacted car owners and lessees. Letter encourages VW to enter into a constructive dialogue with DEJF to reach a solution for its constituents or face litigation across Europe.

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23 January 2020

DEJF expands to include France. Read the press release.

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26 November 2019

DEJF expands its activity to include Belgium. Read the press release.

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26 November 2019

DEJF expands its activity to include Belgium. Read the press release.

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November 2019

Der Spiegel reports that the German transport authority is investigating software used in smaller diesel engines installed in models, such as the Mercedes A and B-Class.

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November 2019

Der Spiegel reports that the German transport authority is investigating software used in smaller diesel engines installed in models, such as the Mercedes A and B-Class.

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October 2019

German transport authority orders Mercedes to recall certain Mercedes van models.

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October 2019

German transport authority orders Mercedes to recall certain Mercedes van models.

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September 2019

The Stuttgart Prosecutor’s Office fines Mercedes €870m for a negligent violation of the duty of supervision in a department of Mercedes dealing with vehicle certification in the period from 2008, resulting in regulatory approvals being granted for diesel vehicles whose NOx emissions did not meet regulatory requirements. Mercedes does not contest the fine.

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19 September 2019

DEJF launches in the Netherlands and begins to register potential claimants. Read the press release.

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19 September 2019

DEJF launches in the Netherlands and begins to register potential claimants. Read the press release.

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September 2019

The Stuttgart Prosecutor’s Office fines Mercedes €870m for a negligent violation of the duty of supervision in a department of Mercedes dealing with vehicle certification in the period from 2008, resulting in regulatory approvals being granted for diesel vehicles whose NOx emissions did not meet regulatory requirements. Mercedes does not contest the fine.

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29 August 2019

Corpocon, the first EU firm to start legal mass claims against Volkswagen concerning Dieselgate, joins Stichting Diesel Emissions Justice (DEJF).

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29 August 2019

Corpocon, the first EU firm to start legal mass claims against Volkswagen concerning Dieselgate, joins Stichting Diesel Emissions Justice (DEJF). Having signed its first clients in 2015, Corpocon CEO, Orlando Kadir, said:

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3 July 2019

After years of preparation, Diesel Emissions Justice Stichting is established under Dutch law.

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3 July 2019

After years of preparation, Diesel Emissions Justice Stichting is established under Dutch law. This non-profit foundation is a necessary step in order to formally bring collective tort proceedings against Volkswagen and seek to obtain fair and adequate damages for consumers across the continent of Europe.

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June 2019

German transport authority orders Mercedes to recall certain models which were found to contain an inadmissible switch-off device and/or impermissible reduction in the effectiveness of the emissions control system. [LINK]

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June 2019

German transport authority orders Mercedes to recall certain models which were found to contain an inadmissible switch-off device and/or impermissible reduction in the effectiveness of the emissions control system. [LINK] Mercedes reported that the criticised functionality was contained in a variety of models and that it would review the issue. In September 2019, the German transport authority extended the recall…

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June 2018

German transport authority orders Mercedes to recall 774,000 vehicles across Europe because they were fitted with inadmissible defeat devices.

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June 2018

German transport authority orders Mercedes to recall 774,000 vehicles across Europe because they were fitted with inadmissible defeat devices.

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July 2017

Mercedes announces that it will undertake “voluntary service action” to more than three million diesel vehicles in Europe to improve the NOx emissions of the vehicles.

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July 2017

Mercedes announces that it will undertake “voluntary service action” to more than three million diesel vehicles in Europe to improve the NOx emissions of the vehicles.

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March 2017

Mercedes institutes a voluntary recall of “compact class cars” with “one engine version”, including Mercedes V-Class and other models [LINK].

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March 2017

Mercedes institutes a voluntary recall of “compact class cars” with “one engine version”, including Mercedes V-Class and other models.

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