Out of court settlements in the US and UK

Mercedes-Benz paid out more than $700 million in a settlement with thousands of drivers in the U.S. However, if you are in the UK and want to make a Mercedes diesel claim, you will need to wait. Lawyers are still battling through the courts trying to get justice for drivers. Law firms started legal action against Mercedes later than VW and are still submitting schedules of losses to the court.

In the U.K. VW Group agreed to pay more than £193 million to customers in an out-of-court settlement in May 2022. The average compensation is still unknown because the terms of the agreement forbade publishing payouts. Volkswagen also agreed to pay some of the claimants’ legal fees. However, the group maintains the settlement is not an admission of liability.

Thus far, the legal case against VW is the only one that yielded compensation for UK drivers. Other claims are still progressing.