6. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO SIGN?

You have to sign the Participation Agreement and to upload an official form of identification along with your proof of ownership containing your VIN/chassisnumber. This can be your registration card or purchase or sales documents. A copy of the Participation Agreement can be read here:  English Dutch French German Spanish

5. HOW LONG WILL LITIGATION TAKE?

While it is difficult to predict how long it will last, it is anticipated this lawsuit will take at least 24- 36 months at least to get a final decision from the court. We started our legal proceedings against Volkswagen in March 2020. Should we be able to reach an amicable settlement with Volkswagen during […]

4. DOES REGISTRATION WITH THE FOUNDATION INTERRUPT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS?

For Dutch people, it does. For non-Dutch, it may not. The statutes of limitations differ in various jurisdictions in Europe, and registration with the Foundation will not, by definition, interrupt the statute of limitation for car owners who purchased or leased their vehicle outside the Netherlands, where we are based. The Foundation will at the […]

3. HOW MUCH COMPENSATION WILL I GET?

US claimants received an average of $8,000 (€7000) in compensation. The recent settlement with Germany was for an average of €3200. This action is important, not just for getting financial compensation, but also to hold VW accountable for their unfair commercial practices and the resulting damage to the environment. We will fight vigorously to obtain […]

2. HASN’T VW ALREADY SETTLED WITH AFFECTED CUSTOMERS?

Yes, VW has settled numerous class actions in the United States, Australia, Canada, Brazil, amongst others, totalling over €30 billion. Some compensation has also been offered to German drivers in a recent settlement. However, nothing has been offered to impacted European drivers as a group.

1. WHO ARE THE DEFENDANTS?

The Foundation has started a lawsuit against the following companies from the Volkswagen Group and their relevant subsidiaries: Volkswagen AG (incorporated in Germany) Audi AG (incorporated in Germany) Skoda Auto AS (incorporated in Czech Republic) SEAT SA (incorporated in Spain) Porsche (incorporated in Germany) In addition, the lawsuit is aimed at the software provider of […]

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