In May 2022, Pogust Goodhead announced an out of court settlement agreement on behalf of our Claimants with the Volkswagen Group in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation.
Pogust Goodhead represented over 15,000 claimants. The Volkswagen Group is making a separate contribution towards the claimants’ legal costs and other fees.
Tony Winterburn, a Partner and Head of Consumer Protection Litigation at Pogust Goodhead, commented: “This is a good day for the claimants and is the culmination of five years of hard-fought litigation.”
The claims first became public in 2015 in respect of the two-mode software installed in certain Volkswagen Group vehicles with EA189 diesel engines.
The agreed settlement resolves the claims that were being brought against various Volkswagen Group and dealer entities in that group action in England & Wales.
The settlement agreement concludes claims against Volkswagen vehicles with an EA189 diesel engine registered between 2008 and 2015. However, we are still investigating claims against the Volkswagen Group for their 2009 to 2020 vehicles with non-EA 189 diesel engines.