Volkswagen (VW) Update

The European Commission will meet with various consumer groups and national protection agencies this month to look at the question of compensation for European consumers affected by the VW emissions scandal.

VW has so far rejected claims for compensation, but has said that it is regular dialogue with Brussels. However, there is growing pressure to offer compensation as the number of European owners who have set up claims increases.

There is currently a case ongoing in Mayo, Ireland which many firms will be waiting to see the outcome of before starting costly Court Proceedings on other cases.

Currently the European Commission is assessing whether VW breached two EU consumer laws, the Consumer Sales and Guarantees Directive and the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive both of which prohibit companies from making false statements over products.

We will keep you updated but in the meantime, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to call.

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by Burd Ward