VW “Clean” Diesel Fraud: A new approach

The many, many federal class action cases against Volkswagen have been consolidated in Northern California, and it looks like consumers are in for a slow slog. My co-counsel, Tim Quenelle, and I put our heads together and have developed a new strategy option. We believe that we can efficiently… Continue Reading →

VW Customer Care Diesel Fraud: Hello South Dakota

Volkswagen announced its customer care program for consumers cheated by the clean diesel fraud. The program gives consumers who register a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 dealer coupon, and three years of free roadside assistance. The last two benefits are nothing more than slick marketing, designed to drive… Continue Reading →

Class Actions: What are they good for?

Here is a great summary from Take Justice Back on why the US Chamber of Commerce is so very wrong about class actions. Closer to home, we’re waiting final rulings in our BP consumer fraud class action for illegal debit card fees at Oregon ARCO stations. More news soon, I… Continue Reading →

BP class action update: Claim time!

The claim process has started in our consumer fraud class action against BP for illegal debit card fees at Oregon ARCO stations. We’re getting a lot of calls, emails, and questions on our Facebook page. And on top of it all, ice and snow have moved into Portland. So… Continue Reading →

Robert Neuberger and the hard farewell

Yesterday, Portland started cold and rainy. The rain lifted by mid morning, and we were graced with sun breaks and a crisp December day. And on that day, we said farewell to our friend, my office mate and colleague,  Robert Neuberger. Robert and I started sharing office space a… Continue Reading →