Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will take part in settlement talks with lawyers representing vehicle owners taking legal action against the automaker due to excess diesel emissions in Washington on October 12, a court-appointed settlement adviser stated Wednesday. In May, the United States Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker of illegally using software that
A federal judge in San Francisco has named legal representative Elizabeth Cabraser to lead the case brought against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) by owners over accusations it bypassed diesel emission controls. Cabraser, a lawyer at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, likewise functioned as lead lawyer for owners in the Volkswagen diesel emissions case that resulted
A U.S. Justice Department legal representative stated at a court hearing on Wednesday it could take “weeks or months” before regulators choose whether to approve a software repair for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV diesel automobiles. In May, the Justice Department took legal action against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker of illegally using software to bypass
Fiat Chrysler thinks a software update can resolve U.S. regulators’ contention that its diesel automobiles are producing excess emissions, a legal representative for the company stated at a court hearing on Wednesday. The legal representative confessed no wrongdoing by the Italian-American car manufacturer, nevertheless. The Justice Department submitted a civil fit on Tuesday alleging Fiat
On Monday a federal judge gave Volkswagen, U.S. regulators and lawyers for vehicle owners a final extension to attempt to reach a deal for the remaining 80,000 automobiles caught in the automaker’s emissions cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer stated that negotians were made complex, with lots of details that needed to be exercised.
A Reuters report notes that a federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday stated he was strongly inclined to approve a record-setting $10.033 billion proposed buyback and settlement deal from Volkswagen for 475,000 owners of contaminating 2.0-liter diesel automobiles. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer told he will issue a last decision in the matter, coming