VW Audi Skoda class actions registration extended

27 November 2015
The 90,000-plus Australian motorists caught up in the global emissions defeat devices scandal involving Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda diesel vehicles have now been given an extension to register their interest with the class actions being run by Australia’s leading class action law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Aggrieved motorists looking to hold the European vehicle manufacturers to account now have until Wednesday 16 December to register their vehicle details with Maurice Blackburn and arrange legal representation as part of Australia’s first and only class action brought against the European vehicle manufacturers, which seeks to maximise recovery of all legal entitlements for all affected motorists.

Following yesterday’s first case management hearing in the Federal Court, Jason Geisker, Principal at Maurice Blackburn, says affected motorists have an important opportunity to obtain first-class legal representation on a no win – no charge basis with the announcement of the extended deadline.

“Yesterday there were two crucial developments ordered by Justice Foster in the first case management hearing for the Australian consumer class actions against Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda, and that has led to our firm choosing to extend our registration period,” Mr Geisker said.

“Justice Foster quickly moved quickly to order the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi international parent companies to cooperate and state what relief they say should be given to motorists in respect of any admissions of liability they make.

“Victims of the wrongdoing choosing between the competing class actions should be aware that Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Sullivan no longer appears on the court record in the Bannister actions by order of Justice Foster made yesterday.

“Maurice Blackburn is the first and only law firm to bring class actions in Australia on behalf of affected Australian motorists against the European manufacturers of these dirty and illegal diesel vehicles.

“Now, we are further assisting affected vehicle owners by extending our registration deadline.”

For people and businesses yet to sign up to recover losses via the class actions, Maurice Blackburn clearly provides the strongest and most comprehensive chance of success.

Registration is simple and open now via the firm’s website www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/volkswagen

“Maurice Blackburn’s no win – no charge action means people have the option of first-rate legal representation without having to give away 25-30 per cent of their entitlements to a third party litigation funder, as they do in the competing Bannister actions,” Mr Geisker said.

“Importantly Maurice Blackburn’s comprehensive claim also ensures that affected motorists have the nation’s leading class actions experts in their corner to take on this multi-national giant in VW.”

The parties are due back in Court on Thursday, 17 December.

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