GJN News – VW Diesel
In the transcript of the May 24, 2016 status conference, the Court notes that there has been “substantial progress” toward a settlement for owners and lessees of the 2-liter vehicles. Judge Breyer reported that the parties are “on track to meet the Court’s deadline” of June 21 to submit details of that settlement to the Court and public.
The U.S. MDL Court announced on April 21, 2016 that most parts of a settlement for U.S. consumers have been agreed with VW, giving each 2-litre VW car owner the option to either have the car bought back by VW or “modified” to make it emissions compliant at VW’s cost. Americans who lease their VWs may turn them back in. All consumers will also receive “substantial compensation”, the Judge said.
VW car owners from the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Ukraine, represented by GJN attorneys, joined a motion filed in the US Court on 13. April 2016 asking that VW be ordered to produce documents for use in litigation planned to be filed against VW in Europe.