Monday, 29 February 2016
The class action is already on the table: According to the lawyers now also the US Environmental Protection Agency reports at Daimler to investigate the allegedly increased emissions from diesel vehicles at Mercedes-Benz USA .
The US Environmental Protection Agency calls from the Stuttgart carmaker Daimler information about conspicuous exhaust gas values. A Daimler spokeswoman said the EPA had asked for relevant information on Mercedes vehicles and Daimler cooperating with the Authority in full screen. The Daimler vehicles would comply with all regulations and standards, she added.
The EPA request was a response to a class action lawsuit in the United States, which had been filed on 18 February. A Daimler spokesman described the action as unfounded.
Before the “Handelsblatt” EPA Director Christopher Grundler had quoted as saying that authorities knew of the complaint. You have Mercedes contacted and requested test results for diesel engines used in the US market.
Has VW informed too late?
In the exhaust affair at Volkswagen, there is meanwhile a report of ” “According to bild am Sonntag provide new evidence that the VW Group had informed the public only weeks to filter through about the allegations. The then CEO Martin Winterkorn, it is said, have therefore experienced already on 4 September 2015 from the manipulation, but informed about it in public until 22 September. The newspaper cites a letter from a Volkswagen manager to Winterkorn. A VW spokesman commented on request: “We do not comment on ongoing investigations.”More about
The Explosive mind: Price-sensitive information must actually be published always immediately. At least, it looks the Securities Trading Act in front, which VW has to submit as a listed company.
“acceptable, if not commanded”
Back in October but had stated in consolidated districts, the VW board sees itself exonerated by a legal opinion overlooking impending compensation demands from shareholders. The board had the markets not too late informed. It was “unreasonable, if not commanded” was that the board had first the facts in the interest of the Group internally want to clarify.
In the cited by the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” Be the manager had a meeting with the California Air Resources Board CARB reported at that time before. At the meeting on September 3, 2015 would have the manager – as already known – even admitted that VW manipulated the exhaust emissions of diesel vehicles for years with an illegal software. Volkswagen had announced its intention to submit a report to the working of the scandal in April.