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Report: Volkswagen Hires Well-Known Attorney to Handle Diesel Cases

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Dec.18, 2015—The Volkswagen Group announced on Thursday that it has hired Kenneth Feinberg, one of the best known victim compensation attorneys, to handle claims resolution resulting from its diesel-emissions scandal, according to a report by USA Today.

Feinberg will take on the independent claims resolution program for owners of Volkswagen,  Audi and Porsche vehicles with 2-liter and 3-liter diesel engines. About 500,000 claims are expected.

In a conference call with reports, Feinberg said he doesn’t know how long the Volkswagen program will last or what settlement options will include. "We have to wait and see what the legal remedies will be," he said, according to the report.

Feinberg is known for handling the compensation programs from the BP oil spill and for victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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