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9th Circuit Rules National Banks Must Pay Interest on Mortgage Impound Accounts

In a huge win for consumers, the 9th Circuit. in Lusnak v. Bank of America ruled that the National Banking Act does not preempt California’s state escrow interest law, and consequently these banks are required to pay interest on impound [...]

In re Volkswagen: Order to Remand

Click here to view the Court’s Order Granting States’ Motions to Remand

Bosch Settlement Information

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Bosch Settlement Claim Form.

6th Circ. Affirms Decision To Keep VW Exec In Detention

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2017, 10:36 PM EDT) — A Volkswagen AG executive accused of aiding in the conspiracy to cover up the diesel emissions test scandal will remain in pretrial detention after a Sixth Circuit panel on Wednesday […]

VW’s Emissions Settlement Is a Raw Deal for Its Most Important Customers

Today—Tuesday, July 26th—is the court hearing for Volkswagen Group’s preliminary approval of their proposed 2.0L TDI owner settlement (Update: It was approved). In case you haven’t seen the details of the Partial Consent Decree that went public June 28th, it […]

VW’s Plot to Cheat America Revealed

For the first time the true scale has been revealed of a coldly calculated, deliberate and sustained scheme by scores of Volkswagen executives and engineers to defraud American car buyers and deceive American regulators. The biggest scandal in the 130-year [...]

Consumer Rights Workshop May 26 12 PM to 1 PM

Presented by Jessica Dorman, Esq. - Consumer Protection Attorney.  This workshop will guide attendees in understanding how credit works and how you can protect yourself from credit scams. The presenter will explain and provide tips on issues that consumers can [...]

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: Carmaker To Slash Investment By $1.1B A Year, Ramp Up ‘Efficiency Programs’

Volkswagen AG announced Tuesday it will slash investment by 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) a year, in the wake of a massive emissions cheating scandal. The move comes amid continuing criticism of the German carmaker for its handling of the scandal […]

Lawsuits Are Piling Up Against Volkswagen In Its Home Country

A German court said that 70 lawsuits from Volkswagen investors have been filed. The latest, and the biggest so far, was brought Monday by 278 Volkswagen (VLKPY) investors from around the world, including California pension fund CalPers. They seek 3.25 […]

Institutional Investors Hit VW With $3.6B Suit In Germany

By Aebra Coe Law360, New York (March 15, 2016, 12:52 PM ET) — Volkswagen AG has been hit with a $3.6 billion lawsuit in Germany in which nearly 300 institutional investors from across the globe accuse the automaker of breaching […]

Volkswagen America CEO Departs Amid Emissions Scandal

Law360, New York (March 9, 2016, 8:12 PM ET) -- Volkswagen AG's top U.S. executive, Michael Horn, embroiled for the past five months in a massive controversy over the company’s alleged cheating of emissions standards through software installed in its [...]

Head of VW’s U.S. Unit Is Out, Dealers Are Alarmed

Originally published via New York Times The head of Volkswagen’s American operations, a central figure in the carmaker’s effort to repair relations with dealers and customers after an emissions scandal, unexpectedly stepped down on Wednesday. The sudden departure of the [...]

Robo-calling solar sales co. sued by U.S., risks $21B fine

Originally published by USATODAY The federal government is asking a judge to order a California man and his solar-panel telemarketing companies to pay a possible $20.8 billion fine for making 1 million robo-calls to Americans who had specifically asked not [...]

Volkswagen TDI Customer Goodwill Package

Current owners and lessees of TDI vehicles affected by the emissions issue are eligible for the TDI Goodwill Package. Click here to download a PDF copy of Volkswagen’s TDI Customer Goodwill Package, which contains FAQs on eligibility and the process.

Volkswagen diesel owners need to avoid class actions

The Problem: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last three months, you’ve heard of the VW Emissions Scandal. On September 18, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation of the U.S. […]

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