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Senior judge convenes special hearing to manage flood of Dieselgate claims

December 8, 2023 by CORLA

More than 20 claimant firms are due to be represented at Friday’s hearing.

Representatives of more than 20 claimant law firms are expected to attend a High Court hearing tomorrow (8 November) to explore how the many Dieselgate group actions making their way through the courts can be effectively managed.

The unusual hearing, called by King’s Bench Division (KBD) president Dame Victoria Sharp, will assemble advisers involved in 15 group actions against multiple diesel vehicle manufacturers accused of deploying ‘defeat devices’ to circumvent emissions testing rules.

The stated purpose of the hearing is to “actively manage” emissions cases, according to the Collective Redress Lawyers Association (CORLA), whose co-president, David Greene, welcomed a “pragmatic and sensible move by the court”.

For the full article written by John Malpas and published by The Global Legal Post on 7 December 2023, click here.

Published on December 8, 2023 by CORLA

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