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    • raydun
    • By raydun 3rd Apr 19, 9:52 AM
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    VW Emissions Claim
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    • 3rd Apr 19, 9:52 AM
    VW Emissions Claim 3rd Apr 19 at 9:52 AM
    Just received an Email from Edwards and Co Solicitors (see below) regarding the VW Emissions Claim. As they are now asking for payment to cover their costs to date and the potential for further costs in future and possibly having to Pay VW's costs also, what advice could you offer.


    Terms of the Costs Sharing Agreement

    Our dedicated emissions claim website has been updated to allow all claimants to complete their registration for the Group Action. We now request payment in the sum of £120 (£100 plus VAT) from you. This figure is based on there being approximately 1200 claimants currently signed up to the website. If the number of registered claimants is significantly reduced the amount payable by each claimant may increase .

    This payment is your contribution towards the costs incurred by Edwards & Co. to date in the administration of the Group Action. As confirmed in previous updates, we intend to refrain from carrying out any further preparation until such times as the outcome of the claim in England & Wales is known.

    In the event that the latter claim is successful Edwards & Co. will propose to negotiate with the Defendants for compensation for each claimant akin to that paid in England & Wales. The Defendants would pay their own legal costs and your legal costs.

    If the claim in England & Wales is unsuccessful Edwards & Co. would in all likelihood advise you not to proceed with a claim in Northern Ireland. In those circumstances the Defendants will seek to recover costs from you Edwards & Co. will ensure that any such costs are reasonable, and if necessary will ask the Court to determine reasonable costs. The Costs Sharing Agreement states that all claimants will be jointly and severally liable for the costs. This means that each of you will be equally and fully responsible for paying the Defendants’ costs.

    At this time we do not anticipate that Edwards & Co. will require any further payment from you. However, the Costs sharing Agreement allows for a further interim payment to be requested should we incur any further costs.

    Please click on the link at the end of this email to review and accept the terms of the Costs Sharing Agreement.

    You will then be directed to complete the further information required by the Defendants and declare that all information provided by you is truthful.

    Finally, you will be directed to pay your contribution to costs securely online.

    Please note this is a private link to your information only. Please do not share it with anyone else.

    You must complete your registration and pay your contribution towards costs on or before 24th April 2019. Any applications to join the Group Action after this date must be funded individually by the applicant and we advise that they are unlikely to be successful.
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    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 11th Apr 19, 10:05 AM
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    Well I’m waiting for that moment.

    In the meantime you’ll likely be its sole exponent, which might explain the strange need for the prelude.
    Last edited by qwert yuiop; 11-04-2019 at 10:12 AM.
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Apr 19, 8:09 AM
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    Well I’m waiting for that moment.

    In the meantime you’ll likely be its sole exponent, which might explain the strange need for the prelude.
    Originally posted by qwert yuiop
    I'm not sure why you're even pointing it out. I've been on here heading towards 15 years so I've used it on average once every 2.5 years or once every 3,000 posts. Its a known phrase and just because you havent heard of it (or of google search it seems) doesnt mean its not in use.

    "Claims Jumper" as used by the O/P, on the other hand....

    If the O/P were to mention "Claims Jumper" with the same posting frequency we wouldnt hear it again until around the year 3519.....
    Last edited by motorguy; 12-04-2019 at 8:23 AM.
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Apr 19, 8:24 AM
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    zzzzzzzzzzzz

    Admin please close thread.
    Originally posted by raydun
    I see one post a year doesnt buy much influence with the admins then...
    Life has never given me lemons.

    It has given me anger issues, anxiety, a love for alcohol and a serious dislike for stupid people, but not lemons.
    • vacheron
    • By vacheron 12th Apr 19, 10:02 AM
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    I see one post a year doesnt buy much influence with the admins then...
    Originally posted by motorguy
    Much in the same way 18,559 posts doesn't seem to buy much civility or forum etiquette towards new posters either.

    In post 13 you asked a question "out of curiosity" on the OP's thread to which the OP had no obligation to reply.

    With no response from the OP you decided to follow this up with a sarcastic dig at them in post 21.

    The OP responded in post 22 stating that they would not be responding to your query, so you added another sarcastic comment towards the OP in post 25, claimed you "were out" in post 30, but then were back "in" again just 30 minutes later to respond to an innocuous comment and take the opportunity to, again, sarcastically mock the OP. After this the thread basically degenerated into a Punch and Judy script.

    Perhaps if you started your own thread entitled "I believe all VW emissions scandal claimants are fraudsters" this would elicit type of respondent you are clearly looking for?
    Last edited by vacheron; 12-04-2019 at 10:09 AM.
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Apr 19, 10:43 AM
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    Much in the same way 18,559 posts doesn't seem to buy much civility or forum etiquette towards new posters either.
    Originally posted by vacheron
    I'm civil to those who are civil to me.

    18,000+ posts has "bought" me 11,400+ thanks so your opinion on my posting history does not reflect reality.

    AND - had you checked - the O/P is not a new poster, they've been a member for 6+ years and clearly have chosen to add very little in terms of help and input to the forum over that time.


    After this the thread basically degenerated into a Punch and Judy script.
    Originally posted by vacheron
    Yes, most "debates" involving qwert yiop end up like that.


    Perhaps if you started your own thread entitled "I believe all VW emissions scandal claimants are fraudsters" this would elicit type of respondent you are clearly looking for?
    Originally posted by vacheron
    I didnt say they all were, however i think the majority have had no material loss because of it.

    As an ex motor trader who has a lot of experience with the whole issue around diesels, has experience of VW diesels and keeps a close watch on market values i've seen little to suggest that anything other than a very small minority of people have a real and genuine claim against VW. Certainly not to the volumes we are seeing claiming and not to the volumes the newspapers would have us believe.

    My original question was genuine and had the O/P replied with "yes, i've had real issues with my car down on power and going in to limp mode and down on economy" i'd have been reassured that they were one of the genuine people out there and i would have left it at that. They chose not to answer and thus I have drawn my own conclusions as to why.

    I have no reason to start a thread on it because the real and genuine statistics out there answer the question already.

    Thus if you are happy to support "claim culture Britain" by indulging the majority of those jumping on the claim bandwagon then fine. I'm not.

    Sorry if that offends you.

    HTH.
    Last edited by motorguy; 12-04-2019 at 10:47 AM.
    Life has never given me lemons.

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    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 12th Apr 19, 2:36 PM
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    I’d say it’s his patriotic duty to extract as much compensation out of the German economy as possible in these straitened times.
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Apr 19, 9:38 PM
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    I’d say it’s his patriotic duty to extract as much compensation out of the German economy as possible in these straitened times.
    After Halloween, we may need all the foreign exchange we can get. Go for it.
    Originally posted by qwert yuiop
    Funnily enough raydun didnt thank you for that post....
    Life has never given me lemons.

    It has given me anger issues, anxiety, a love for alcohol and a serious dislike for stupid people, but not lemons.
    • lindylou50
    • By lindylou50 7th Aug 19, 5:11 PM
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    Wow, read this and now dare not ask a question.
    Was really looking for helpful advice but having seen this thread I feel too beaten up already by Slater Gordon to go through it again here.
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 7th Aug 19, 7:36 PM
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    Was really looking for helpful advice but having seen this thread I feel too beaten up already by Slater Gordon to go through it again here.
    Originally posted by lindylou50
    That’s a pity. Am I allowed to ask you how far you got?
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 7th Oct 19, 10:45 AM
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    If anyone is still interested, 400,000 German owners of vw diesels are commencing a law suit seeking compensation following the emissions fraud, according to FT. There’s no indication of whether they are suffering higher fuel consumption due to devious measures or they’d just like some money, please, because, you know, distress and all that.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
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