October 20th, 2015|
During the last several weeks, car manufacturing giant, Volkswagen (VW), has come under fire for using a “defeat device” to show its turbodiesel (TDI) vehicles were releasing acceptable levels of toxic fumes during emissions testing. Under normal conditions, the vehicles are releasing as much as 300 times the limit of carbon dioxide. The defective consumer product attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers explain that VW may no longer be the only company involved in the scandal.
Bosch is the company that designed and sold the defeat devices to VW. According to The Japan Times, company officials stated that they warned VW that using the device for testing purposes would be acceptable, but that it may be illegal to use the device in vehicles on the road.
Despite denials of wrongdoing from the company, Bosch was named as a defendant in several Alabama VW TDI emissions scandal lawsuits. The suits claim that Bosch violated the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act) when the company chose “profit from what Bosch knew was VW’s ongoing fraud.”
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we believe in holding companies accountable for actions that put consumer safety at risk, and our Alabama personal injury lawyers are hopeful a decision in these cases can bring closure to those affected by the VW diesel emissions scandal.