VW “Clean Diesel” Litigation

Pritzker Levine represented a proposed class of consumers in a nationwide class action against Volkswagen for damages arising from the company’s shocking admission that it had installed illegal software in its 2009-2015 “clean diesel” Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle and Audi A3 vehicles to evade federal and state emissions testing.  These vehicles, when driven, emitted 10 to 40 times the lawful amount of certain pollutants.  As a result of the litigation, VW paid out around $30 billion in settlements and penalties, including a buyback program for class members’ defective vehicles valued at $10 billion dollars.