Volkswagen Federal MDL Transferred to California’s Northern District

On December 3rd 2015, the U.S Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heard various arguments on which district to transfer over 500 potentially related lawsuits which were filed against Volkswagen in 60 federal courts. California’s Northern District has been selected as the appropriate district for the litigation against Volkswagen A.G in regards to its emission scandal, with Judge Charles Breyer presiding over combined pre-trial proceedings.

The MDL panel noted that the Northern District of California was chosen because “nearly a fifth of all cases filed nationwide were in the state California.” Furthermore, the panel stated that “relevant documents and witnesses may be found in both the Northern District and throughout California, given the role played by California Air Resources Board in uncovering VW’s use of defeat devices on its diesel engines.”

“Judge Charles R. Breyer was chosen because he is a jurist who is thoroughly familiar with the nuances of complex, multidistrict litigation by virtue of having presided over nine MDL dockets” says the MDL panel.

Firm partners Benny Agosto, Jr. and Mo Aziz of the Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have been retained by El Paso County to lead a team of lawyers who have filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Audi of America, LLC.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.