LONDON Jan 9 British law firm Harcus Sinclair
UK said on Monday it was launching legal action in Britain
against German carmaker Volkswagen, seeking
compensation for British drivers affected by the diesel
The German carmaker is involved in lawsuits in several
countries and is racing to resolve criminal and civil
allegations with the United States' Department of Justice after
it said it cheated diesel emissions tests.
In Britain, Europe's second biggest autos market, 1.2
million cars are affected and the law firm, which is being
supported by Slater and Gordon, said it would take its case to
the High Court and seek compensation for consumers.
"We will argue that you received a vehicle that should never
have been licensed for sale because it did not meet the required
emissions standards," the firm said on its website.
"We believe that the Court will assess the difference
between what you paid for your vehicle and the inherent value of
what you actually received."
(Reporting by Costas Pitas, editing by Estelle Shirbon)