RECENT PRESS RELEASE 10/03/21
English claim could be worth more than £1bn
LONDON – Hagens Berman UK, the London firm of globally renowned US class-action law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, announces the latest developments in its consumer group action litigation on behalf of UK Mercedes drivers affected by emissions-cheating.
Hagens Berman UK successfully secured substantial litigation funding from Harbour as well as significant After-the-Event (ATE) Insurance to protect its claimant group. The firm has filed proceedings against Daimler AG, Mercedes Benz Cars UK Limited and Mercedes Benz Financial Services UK Limited, in order to press England and Wales Mercedes’ drivers claims arising from dirty diesel-related emissions.
Some 33,000 England and Wales based Mercedes drivers have already registered interest to have Hagens Berman represent them in the group litigation and can now formally opt in to join the group (according to GLO procedure). Other interested parties are also still eligible to join. read more »
"I chose Hagens Berman to act for me in my claim against Mercedes because of their expertise and track record in fighting dirty diesel claims, and obtaining compensation for drivers like me in the US and against Mercedes especially. Hagens Berman is committed to seeing the case through, has funding and has triple rated insurance which also gives me peace of mind.”
Tony Percival, Lead Claimant
A Hagens Berman investigation, followed by the United States Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency revealed that Mercedes knowingly programmed its Clean Diesel vehicles to emit illegal, dangerous levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) in virtually all real-world driving conditions and its vehicles likely contain a “defeat device” used to cheat testing hiding the dangerous and polluting materials, in similar fashion to what Volkswagen did in Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal. Mercedes conduct has led to decrease in resale value of its impacted vehicles, as well as increases in environmental pollution by emitting dirty diesel emissions.
If you own or owned a Mercedes diesel vehicle, sold between 2008 and 2018, you can potentially make a claim for compensation. There are believed to be over 600,000 affected Mercedes vehicles in the UK (including private cars, commercial vehicles and vans) with over 1.25m owners of those vehicles who could claim. If you are one of those owners, we can help.
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There will be no out-of-pocket cost to participate in this case. This litigation will be what is known as a "group action litigation" handled by Hagens Berman on a no-win, no-fee basis. Upon successful settlement or judgment in England and Wales, group members will receive a settlement amount which will be an agreed percentage of the total recovered from Mercedes.