Yesterday many media outlets have reported on the €1billion fine imposed upon VW by German Prosecutors in relation to the emissions scandal. You can read more on this here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44474781. One of the most interesting points in the linked article is that VW said it had admitted “its responsibility for the diesel crisis”. Whilst this is not an admission that can be used in relation to the claim for deceit and breach of contract that we have lodged in the Courts here, it is nonetheless a helpful development.
Upon Counsel’s advice we have amended our proceedings to add a number of prominent local car dealers as Defendants to the action. There are now nine Defendants in total. The amended Writ has been served upon all Defendants along with our application for a Group Action Order. The latter application will be heard by Mr Justice Maguire at the High Court on Friday 29th June 2018. On that date we will be in contact with all registered claimants to provide a more substantive update with regard to the next steps.