- Apr 19, 2006
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- Wirral & Axarqia,Spain
- Your Mercedes
- 2002 E class 2.2 cdi auto estate, Lexus GS 450h
VW will fight it to the bitter end, that was just round one.Agree on the figures. Which are just a round number to get attention. But did you read the article which stated VW lost their first legal case which was brought by the same lawyers? To quote:
In April, around 90,000 motorists who bought or leased VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel vehicles won the first round of their legal battle after the High Court ruled Volkswagen installed unlawful “defeat devices” in thousands of its diesel vehicles.
It's no longer wishful thinking when it's paid, not before.Of course they will. Billions at stake. But does demonstrate there is a legal basis to the claim which the court for now agrees with and less so 'wishful thinking'.
Those were my fears as well. Although I’m used to looking through legal contracts, I wouldn’t fancy my chances against them in court if ever it came to an argument. Their chat bot tells me I qualify as I bought my C207 new in 2010 but I think I’ll pass for the moment.I'd be very very careful about signing up to these "no win no fee" type contracts. People sign up to these thinking it's not going to cost anything- not true.
The last one a friend showed me, was a very lengthy contract. Legal fees were laid out on an hourly basis - up to £450 per hour. In addition they wanted a "success fee " of 20% of the damages awarded. The sting in the tail was near the bottom of the contract. If they lost the case, they would still require their "success fee", but the amount would be limited to the amount they would have charged for legal fees! This was not some back street ambulance chaser either, but a legal team recommended by a well known Insurer. When I got my mate to get them to confirm from the solicitors there would be no charges whatsoever, they were not prepared to put anything in writing but wanted to "discuss" over the phone.
No such thing as a free lunch, and you can imagine what sort of costs a US legal firm could run up. Into the millions I would guess.