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Diesel Gate: The Volkswagen Scandal Explained

Hello, I am Bill Kershaw of Kershaw, Cook & Talley and one of the attorneys handling many of these cases involving Volkswagen (VW) and their effort to sell millions of cars worldwide which were outfitted with the “defeat device”.  The device was designed to fool emissions testing that vehicles must undergo both in the United States and elsewhere. The defeat device, a software, can detect testing of the cars’ emission systems via various parameters, which turns on the emission control system in order to pass the stringent emissions standards. However, the emission control system is turned off during normal driving conditions.

The defeat device was placed in diesel engine vehicles and marketed as environmentally friendly with low-emissions and being highly fuel- efficient. This was simply false. They are the opposite of “green” vehicles. They emit approximately 40 times the amount of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and sulfur dioxide allowed by the Clean Air Act and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The affected vehicles include Volkswagen Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles, as well as in engines in some Audi A3s, model years 2009-2015. The scope of this misconduct is so troubling. VW knew in advance the Clean Air Act would go into effect in 2008. Allegedly, VW devised a scheme to install the “defeat device” in the various diesel models during the manufacturing process. Volkswagen installed the device with the foreknowledge of defrauding the government, regulators and public. The scandal is shocking.

The VW scandal impacts the consumer in multiple ways. The value of your car is now diminished; you don’t know what it’s going to be worth, and you don’t know whether it can be restored so the car complies with the emissions requirements. There is also the potential for an adverse health impact. The high nitrogen oxide levels may affect your health and the health of your family. We are representing a family with an asthmatic child (no history of respiratory disorders) who was exposed to the emissions over a four year period.

If you own an affected VW vehicle, you can contact us toll-free at 888-997-5170 for a free case consultation.

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The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


“Bill and Stu worked expeditiously to get my hip claim resolved.
I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

-S. Thomas

“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

-Personal Injury Client, as seen on AVVO

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