Category: Consumer Fraud

Judges Consider Centralizing VW Emissions Lawsuits in MDL

December 2, 2015 — Volkswagen (VW) and the Justice Department are asking federal judges to centralize more than 350 lawsuits involving illegal emissions-cheating software in one federal court in Michigan. Lawyers for VW want the cases to be heard by...

Texas False Lab Test Lawyer

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  is warning that inaccurate, unreliable laboratory tests are harming patients when they are over-treated or under-treated for serious diseases like cancer. Need a Texas False Lab Test Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true...

FDA Warns Inaccurate Lab Tests Harming Patients

November 23, 2015 — The FDA has concluded that unreliable laboratory tests are harming patients and the agency has asked Congress for increased oversight, according to the New York Times. The FDA reviews tests used in multiple hospitals, labs, or...

VW Finds 800K More Cars Have Emissions Software

November 4, 2015 — Volkswagen (VW) said an internal investigation headed by Jones Day has discovered problems with emissions in 800,000 more cars. VW said "unexplained inconsistencies" were discovered in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Most of the engines are diesels,...

VW to Recall 8.5 Million TDI Diesel Cars in Europe

October 15, 2015 — Germany's automobile regulator ordered Volkswagen (VW) to recall 2.4 million vehicles with diesel engines carrying illegal software that cheats emissions tests. Of the estimated 11 million cars outfitted with the software, 2.8 million are in Germany....

Texas State and City Officials File VW Emissions Lawsuits

October 9, 2015 — Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton has slapped Volkswagen (VW) with two lawsuits for violating consumer protection and clean-air laws by selling cars that cheat emissions tests. The first lawsuit (PDF) accuses VW of deceiving consumers...

VW Recalling Diesel Cars in Europe in January

October 7, 2015 — Volkswagen (VW) has announced it will launch a massive recall of diesel-powered cars in Europe by January 2016, with the goal of repairing all cars with the EA 189 engine by the end of the year....

VW Emissions Investigation Focuses on Two Engineers

October 6, 2015 — The investigation into a massive emissions cheating scandal embroiling Volkswagen (VW) has zeroed in on two engineers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, the developer of Porsche's winning...

EPA Will Test New Car Emissions on the Road

October 2, 2015 — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will begin road-testing emissions on all new vehicles after a cheating scandal involving millions of Volkswagen (VW) diesel cars. The EPA also plans to test all light vehicles already...

VW Plans Recall for 11 Million Cars in Europe

September 29, 2015 — Reuters reports that Volkswagen (VW) has announced plans to recall and retrofit up to 11 million cars with illegal software designed to cheat emissions tests. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company's new CEO Matthias...