CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday Bob Hilliard, whose firm represents over 4,000 VW owners whose vehicles were effected by the 'cheat devise' secretly embedded in the car's software by VW, filed a response to Judge Beyer's request seeking nominations for a Special Settlement Master, and put forth Kenneth Feinberg's name as a nominee.
Hilliard states, "Having spent over 2 years working with Ken Feinberg and his staff during the GM ignition switch litigation, I can say that, although I did not always agree with him, and in fact, there were times we had strong disagreements about specific cases, I found him to be both thoughtful and willing to reevaluate his positions. That reevaluation did not always change his views but the process of making sure the art of negotiation is honored was critical to the success of the GM Program. Importantly, he was both fair and fast in his compensation awards, something I know my VW clients are hoping will occur in this litigation."
"We are working hard to protect the rights of each of our VW clients and anticipate representing 20,000 or more owners. Each owner will have a right to seek damages including the return of the full purchase price plus additional amounts as a result of VW's corporate wide criminal conduct in intentionally circumventing U.S. laws and purposefully deceiving its own customers."
"The selection of a seasoned Special Settlement Master will likely be critical to whether these cases can be successfully resolved in short order. A class certification on behalf of the unrepresented owners could be a very lengthy and a somewhat clunky process. On behalf of the owners who have retained my firm, I will be able to immediately begin settlement discussions with the Court's Special Settlement Master, once appointed. Though we have nominated Feinberg, should the Court select someone else, I have no doubt I will be able to work with whomever gets the appointment."
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