Class action against Volkswagen | News Footage | RUPTLY

We were engaged only a few hours before the recommencement of a major court case involving auto giants Volkswagen and Audi in the Federal Court in Sydney to film a video news package and conduct interviews with victims and their legal teams on behalf of the RUPTLY news agency based in Berlin, Germany.

A class action against the auto-manufacturers was launched late last year in a bid to compensate owners of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles who had purchased diesel cars under the belief that they released fewer emissions than they actually do.

Volkswagen has previously admitted to fitting so-called “defeat devices” to more than 11 million cars globally which disable vehicle’s emissions systems.

At the hearing at the Federal Court in Sydney on the morning of July 7, Volkswagen was directed to file its defence to the claims by December and to also pass on documents and information relevant to the case to legal teams representing aggrieved customers.