San Diego (September 11, 2019) The Volkswagen Group of America has agreed to a settlement of $96.5 million for inflated claims of fuel economy on some of their vehicles. The company allegedly overstated the MPG ratings on almost 100,000 of their vehicles, most of them 2013 to 2017 models of Audi, Porsche, Bentley and some models of Volkswagen. According to the agreement, eligible customers will receive payments ranging from $5.40 to $24.30 for each month that the vehicle was owned or leased.
According to David S. Casey, Jr., managing partner of CaseyGerry, San Diego’s oldest plaintiffs law firm, while the Volkswagen Group admits no wrongdoing, it will adjust the greenhouse gas credits to account for the fuel economy misstatement.
Casey, Jr., who was appointed by the federal court to serve on the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC) for this case, said, “Although this is not the first time we have been involved in a Volkswagen case, I am pleased that yet again, we were able to bring this situation to a happy resolution.”
CaseyGerry was instrumental in the Volkswagen/diesel emissions scandal which resulted in one of the largest settlements in U.S. history totaling $14.7 billion. The company was accused of falsifying readings to meet Clean Air Act standards. In actuality, the vehicles emitted dangerously high levels of pollutants.
Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, CaseyGerry was established in 1947 and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, automobile, maritime, trucking, aviation, product liability, sexual abuse, and consumer class actions. For more information, visit www.caseygerry.com.