The High Court grants group litigation orders for Nissan, Renault and Jaguar Land Rover claimants

February 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce another significant milestone for My Diesel Claim. The High Court has ruled that global car manufacturers Nissan, Renault and Jaguar Land Rover will all face legal action over their roles in the emissions scandal by granting group litigation orders (GLOs) in each of their cases. 

The newly granted GLOs mean tens of thousands of drivers in England and Wales can move forward with their group action against the manufacturers.

The news comes after three days of High Court hearings in January in what lawyers are calling a ‘turbocharged’ year for legal action against manufacturers. This brings us one step closer to reaching a successful conclusion in the case. 

Diesel scandal  

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

The ruling confirming the group litigation orders was granted soon after the hearing. This is a process which usually takes many months and indicates the court’s ambition to progress the cases for the customers.  

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 their lies 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

 If you think you may have a claim, please visit:MyDieselClaim.com 

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