Cheat-gate litigation update

A nice summary of the cheat-gate lawsuits underway in the motor vehicle industry. As yet still no talk of disgorging proceeds of crime from the executives who were bonused on fraudulent sales…See: Dealers fight back, but will we the people?

While hundreds of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individual Volkswagen owners, in recent weeks several independent dealers and non-VW franchisees (Chevrolet, Saturn) have joined the litigation, filing primarily federal class action complaints against the German manufacturer. Dealers, not unlike consumers, are stuck with inventory that they cannot sell. And the cars that do sell are often offered at a deep discount from pre-scandal prices.

Because of Volkswagen’s deception, car dealers from small mom-and-pop operations to those selling the “Big Three” are hurting this holiday season. As of this week, the following lawsuits have been filed by dealers:

Congress must pass the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act

In light of the record number of automotive recalls during the past 24 months, Congress must pass the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act. Volkswagen, GM, Takata airbags – the list goes on and on.

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