Lieff Cabraser is investigating reports from German media as well as The New York Times, Reuters, The Verge, and the Chicago Tribune, among other news outlets, that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen as well as VW’s Audi and Porsche brands may have colluded for decades on vehicle technology. The stories reference internal manufacturer documents from VW and Daimler that appear to indicate the five manufacturers met with each other over 1,000 times in order to avoid competing with each other to improve the quality of their vehicles. The alleged cartel extended to non-diesel as well as diesel cars.
The broad conspiracy originally reported by Der Spiegel in Germany dating back as far as the 1990s included dozens of working committees that discussed how to limit competition on new technologies, including emissions systems. As a result, consumers basically received less car for their money than they otherwise would have. If true, this was a violation of the antitrust laws and car buyers are entitled to compensation.
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If you are a Mercedes Benz, BMW, VW or Audi owner or lessee and are interested in learning more about the case, please call Lieff Cabraser antitrust partner Brendan Glackin today at 1 800 541-7358 or use the contact form below.