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Volkswagen can be sued anywhere in EU, says top court

Jul 10, 2020 - 12:35 AM

This is another setback for Volkswagen as it faces a wave of cases stemming from its emissions scandal

DIESELGATE. The logo of Volkswagen in Hanover, Germany, on September 22, 2015. File photo by Julian Stratenschulte/DPA/AFP

Top German court grants buybacks for Volkswagen diesel car owners

May 25, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Almost 5 years after Volkswagen's admission to cheating on emissions tests, the ruling is the first real legal setback for VW in its home country

EMISSIONS SCANDAL. This file photo taken on September 22, 2015 shows the logo of German car maker Volkswagen in Hanover, central Germany. File photo by Julian StratenSchulte/ DPA/ AFP

Volkswagen bosses avoid market manipulation trial with settlement

May 20, 2020 - 11:55 AM

German car giant Volkswagen is paying a 9-million-euro settlement over market manipulation charges faced by CEO Herbert Diess and supervisory board chief Hans Dieter Poetsch

VOLKSWAGEN. The company's logo on the roof of its headquarters in Germany. Photo from Shutterstock

Volkswagen agrees 620-million-euro payout to German 'dieselgate' victims

Apr 20, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Owners will shortly receive a binding agreement from Volkswagen and have two weeks to review the offer before the money is paid out from May 5

VOLKSWAGEN. A worker stands on a scaffold lift, under a giant Volkswagen logo at Volkswagen's original headquarters building in Germany, on September 30, 2015. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Volkswagen strikes 'dieselgate' compensation deal with German consumers

Feb 29, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The 830-million-euro ($912-million) compensation deal fends off a first-of-its-kind collective lawsuit brought by 400,000 diesel car drivers

VOLKSWAGEN. A worker stands on a scaffold lift, under a giant Volkswagen logo at Volkswagen's original headquarters building in Germany, on September 30, 2015. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Former Audi boss joins ex-VW chief in dock over 'dieselgate'

Jul 31, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Rupert Stadler and 3 others are charged with fraud over the 'dieselgate' emissions cheating scandal

The CEO of the German carmaker Audi AG, Rupert Stadler attends the annual press conference at the headquarters in Ingolstadt, on March 15, 2018. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)

Scandal-hit Volkswagen set to name new CEO

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:32 PM

According to reports, Herbert Diess, head of the VW brand, is slated to take Matthias Mueller's place

Former VW engineer gets 40 months in 'dieselgate' scandal

Aug 26, 2017 - 12:24 AM

James Robert Liang is sentenced to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay a 200 000 fine after pleading guilty to charges he conspired to defraud the United States and violate the Clean Air Act

VOLKSWAGEN'S DIESELGATE. A Diesel Volkswagen that the company bought back from consumers is loaded on a trailer in the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome on August 4, 2017 in Pontiac, Michigan. File photo by Jeff Kowalsky/ AFP