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  • Volkswagen Dealers Reach Settlement Over Cars and Reputations
    Contrary to common belief, car dealers are generally not affiliated with the manufacturers of the vehicles they sell. Cars sitting on a dealer’s lot were purchased by that dealer to be re-sold to the public. It is essentially a retail relationship except the items are large, heavy, complicated, an...
  • More Charges and Settlements in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal
    Earlier this month, the United States Department of Justice officially found Volkswagen liable for criminal wrongdoing. The decision makes it all but certain that the auto giant will face criminal and civil suits for the fraud it perpetrated against the U.S. and other countries when it intentionally...
  • Volkswagen Settlement Set to Shatter Records
    When news of the Volkswagen emissions scandal initially broke, the auto giant’s first move was to offer vehicle owners a $500 check for their troubles. The prevailing thought, like most industry shakeups, was that the company would dominate headlines for a few days and then the world would simply ...
  • Volkswagen Launches Vehicle Buyback Program in U.S. Market
    Under most circumstances, a vehicle recall action means a notice in the mail, an irritated customer spending the day at a dealership, and a return to the road. In the case of the Volkswagen pollution scandal, however, the day at the dealership may now be spent selling your car back to the manufactur...
  • Volkswagen Moves to Begin Fixes on Polluting Vehicles
    The fallout from the Volkswagen scandal has moved to the repair phase as Europe’s largest auto manufacturer begins the process of modifying 8.5 million diesel engines known to be intentionally defeating environmental emissions controls. Volkswagen was rocked earlier this year as evidence surfaced ...
  • Volkswagen Scandal Brings Uncertainty to Diesel’s Future
    Long marketed as a more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to unleaded fuel, diesel’s history in the automotive industry is as long as it is complicated. Recent events however, particularly the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s alleged intentional tampering with the emissions...
  • Volkswagen Under Siege as Fines Grow, Customer Confidence Plummets
    The repercussions have only begun for Volkswagen. The largest vehicle manufacturer in Europe continues to struggle after revelations that its diesel-powered cars employed devices and software to defeat environmental tests. At their worst, Volkswagen vehicles can pollute at levels nearly 40 times the...
  • Bayer Considering Settlement in Roundup Cancer Cases?
    It looks like Roundup maker Bayer might see the writing on the wall. After losing three attempts to convince juries that its flagship herbicide Roundup wasn’t causing customers to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, reports are surfacing of the corporation’s attempts to find a suitable amount to s...
  • Potential for Brake Failure Sparks Massive Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Recall
    In a world that has seen tens of millions of cars recalled due to faulty Takata airbags and watched the complete collapse of Volkswagen’s reputation over one of the biggest environmental frauds ever committed, auto recall news at this point is rarely surprising. One of the latest recalls to strike...
  • Three States Prepare VW Emissions Lawsuits
    Volkswagen’s $18 billion settlement over the emissions fraud it perpetrated against customers the world over is just the beginning of the money it will eventually have to pay out. Most of the funds will be used toward settling claims with current VW owners. Checks, generally for between $5,000 and...
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