San Diego, July 1, 2022 – CaseyGerry is pleased to report that a proposed settlement of $80 million has received preliminary approval in the Volkswagen/ Porsche Emissions case in which consumers accused car companies Volkswagen and Porsche of providing misleading information on the emissions performance and fuel economy of certain gas-powered model vehicles sold in the U.S.
According to the lawsuit, the automakers knowingly manipulated test results to suggest that the vehicles were more environmentally friendly and more fuel efficient than they were.
The settlement impacts nearly 500,000 gas-powered vehicles purchased or leased between 2005 and 2020.
The settlement provides that, among other benefits, vehicle owners are able to receive compensation between $250 and $1,109 for each vehicle owned.
CaseyGerry serves as co-counsel in this multidistrict litigation with several other prestigious law firms, representing over 30 plaintiffs against Volkswagen and Porsche.
Several emissions/fuel economy cases have been brought against Volkswagen in recent years, including that arising from the VW Emissions Cheating Scandal that was settled for a historic $14.7 billion. CaseyGerry Managing partner David S. Casey, Jr. was the only San Diego plaintiffs’ lawyer appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in that national multidistrict litigation.
Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, CaseyGerry is a plaintiffs’ law firm established in 1947. The firm’s attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, automobile, maritime, trucking, aviation, product liability, ecommerce, sexual abuse and class actions. For more information, visit www.caseygerry.com.