We are pleased to see the Mercedes emissions settlements that have taken place in the US, with $2.2bn set aside for resolving both civil and environmental claims.
Although this does not have a direct influence on any UK cases here, it is positive to see the news of the settlements. Action in the UK is taking place and you can be eligible to claim compensation if you are affected by the issues here in the UK.
Here is how we may be able to help you.
What do the US Mercedes emissions settlements mean for the UK?
The US Mercedes emissions settlements do not have a direct influence on any UK actions and court litigations that may take place here. The US has a completely separate jurisdiction to us, so we cannot rely on the settlements to be able to use them as a benchmark here in the UK.
That being said, the US and the UK do have similar regulations when it comes to emissions matters. This does not mean that any decision there can be directly applied here, but there are factors that we can consider. Further, it is encouraging to see this development, and we are pleased to note that a settlement has been achieved.
We know that, like VW, Daimler has denied that they have done anything wrong. They have indicated that they intend to defend any actions here in the UK, which is disappointing to see. Although they are separate cases, you may recall that VW took a similar stance as well. Recent court decisions have been very favourable for the Claimants, including the establishment that the technology VW used is a “defeat device”.
Action you can take in the UK
Although the Mercedes emissions settlements in the US do not have a direct impact on any potential UK cases, we are taking action for UK Claimants right now.
You can sign-up to join our group action against Mercedes and we can represent you for a compensation case on a No Win, No Fee basis. All you need to do is get in touch with the team for free, no-obligation advice, and we can proceed with a case for you right away for you if you are eligible. If you own or lease, or used to own or lease, an affected vehicle that was first registered between 2007 and 2018, you may be able to claim.
We are looking to obtain Mercedes emissions settlements here in the UK which could be on the basis that you could receive 100% of the purchase price of your vehicle.
No Win, No Fee legal representation
We believe that we can succeed with the compensation cases that we have initiated for our clients. This is why we are prepared to work for them on a No Win, No Fee basis.
This means that we can write off our legal fees if the case does not succeed, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matt on August 19, 2020
Posted in the following categories: Automotive Emissions Scandal Group Actions Mercedes and tagged with class actions | compensation claims | group action | Mercedes