Group Litigation Orders granted against seven car manufacturers

May 2, 2024
Diesel Claim

MyDieselClaim update: Following the latest NOx Emissions Claim hearings, we are pleased to share that seven more Group Litigation Orders (GLOs) have been handed down by the Court. The Group Litigation Orders being granted means that each individual client case will be jointly managed as part of each respective Group, rather than individually, determining issues that are relevant to all the Emissions cases through a series of trials in the Court that have been ordered in October 2024 and October 2025.

The Court has confirmed that GLOs have now also been granted in cases against:

  • Hyundai-Kia
  • Mazda
  • Peugeot-Citroën
  • Toyota
  • Vauxhall
  • The Volkswagen Group
  • Volvo

Mercedes is set to be the Lead GLO. Ford, Nissan/ Renault, and Peugeot/ Citroen were included as ‘Additional Lead GLOs’. These cases will help to decide common issues across all of the cases and will help move all cases forward at a significant pace.

This brings us one step closer to reaching a successful conclusion on behalf of our clients in their claims against each manufacturer.

What is the Diesel emissions scandal?

Lawyers allege that engines used by the car manufacturers in some of their diesel vehicles emitted harmful levels of toxic gases. This was in breach of EU and UK law and regulatory standards because of prohibited defeat devices.  

Pogust Goodhead’s comment on the High Court decision 

“The High Court’s decision makes it very clear that those companies that cheated emissions tests will have to answer for it.

“The level of cynicism involved in this scandal is incredible. Companies misled their customers, authorities, and the public, who bought their cars and breathed in the toxic pollution their vehicles secretly pumped out.

“This is a public health and consumer scandal. We’re delighted that our clients are one step closer to achieving justice.

“Rather than string the process out, costing themselves and their shareholders unnecessary pain, companies facing legal action should see the writing on the wall and settle their cases as soon as possible.” -  Tom Goodhead, CEO and Managing Partner at Pogust Goodhead 

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