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VW Group court hearing announced over cars fitted with defeat devices

Volkswagen, VW CO2 emissions, VW Group

VW Emissions Action, the UK consumer action group against the VW Group, today announced that the next hearing in the UK legal action against the manufacturer will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice on Monday, November 27.

The legal action includes nearly 45,000 UK consumers who either own or owned an affected car including VW, Audi, SEAT and Škoda vehicles with 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 EA 189 diesel engines manufactured between 2009 and 2015. 

The legal action being brought on behalf of the VW Emissions Action group by Slater and Gordon is being fully funded by Therium Capital Management, a UK litigation funder.  There is no upfront payment to join the legal action. Therium will cover all of the costs of the claim, through to trial.

David Strawson, chairman of the UK VW Emissions Action Committee, said: “This is a call to action. Taking legal action is the only way that UK consumers can seek redress and help to ensure that companies aren’t able to get away with this sort of behavior.

“The more of us who join the legal action, the more pressure we can put on VW to try and make things right. We are looking forward to the next hearing in November and progressing the case so that VW can be held to account sooner rather than later.”

Gareth Pope from Slater and Gordon said: “Slater and Gordon’s principle focus is in giving claimants a collective voice and ensuring that they are represented and compensated for the deceit they have been subjected to following the discovery that VW was selling cars fitted with defeat devices.

“We will be persistent in our cause and urge VW to do the right thing and treat its UK customers in the same way that they have been forced to treat their customers in the USA and compensate owners of affected cars.”

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