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Volkswagen Reaches Proposed Settlement Over Faulty Emissions in Half Million Cars in U.S.

Volkswagen agreed (on Thursday, April 21, 2016), to repair or buy back nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the United States that are equipped with illegal emissions software. Following the filing of class action lawsuits from thousands of disgruntled car buyers of certain models that were affected, the once largest car maker in the world, VW, reached a proposed settlement in San Francisco federal court with...
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Lumber Liquidators Flooring Reportedly has Higher Cancer Risk than Initially Announced

People who bought certain kinds of flooring from Lumber Liquidators "are potentially at a greater risk of cancer than previous[ly] thought," according to a warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), perhaps as much as three times higher. The sale of certain types of laminate flooring has been halted and customers are being offered air quality tests. The flooring in question is manufactured in...
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Kenneth Feinberg, Mass Victims Compensation Expert, Hired by Volkswagen to Handle Rigged-Emissions Claims

Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney internationally recognized for working out payments to victims of the BP Gulf oil spill, General Motors ignition switch scandal, the 9/11 victims' compensation fund and other high-profile cases, has been hired by Volkswagen to work in a similar capacity to resolve thousands of lawsuits involving its emissions scandal. The German automaker has said that Feinberg, 70, will design and administer an...
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Volkswagen Class Action Litigation Assigned to Federal Judge in Northern California

A federal judge in the Northern District of California has been assigned to handle the multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving the Volkswagen emissions scandal.That means that all of the cases filed, more than 500 class actions in 60 different federal courts across the country, will be transferred to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer who will hear all of the actions. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict...
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Volkswagen Emissions Scam Expands to Yet Other Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently revealed that the Volkswagen emissions scam extends to thousands more cars including the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, the 2014 Touareg and the several more Audi models. In September, it was revealed that as many as 11 million cars were affected worldwide. The New York Times reported yesterday (Nov. 2, 2015) that the EPA discovered emissions-cheating software on more vehicles...
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