Hagens Berman filed this lawsuit in 2020 against Porsche alleging it equipped engines with a device designed to conceal illegal levels of emissions. The firm reached a settlement valued at $80 million, in a continuation of its groundbreaking work in the Volkswagen emissions fraud Dieselgate litigation.

Case Status
Motion to Dismiss Denied (In Full or in Part)
Class Certified
Settlement Amount
$80 Million
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
Case Number
Porsche Cars North America Inc.
Porsche AG
Audi AG
Volkswagen AG
File Date


In 2022, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted final approval of a settlement worth at least $80 million to resolve emissions-cheating claims regarding roughly 500,000 affected U.S. vehicles. The settlement covered 2005 through 2020 model year vehicles. Owners of affected vehicles received payments ranging from $250 to $1,109 per vehicle.


  • 2008 - 2013 gasoline-powered Porsche Panamera
  • 2008 - 2013 gasoline-powered Porsche 911


Following investigations by Germany's motor vehicle authority, KBA, Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit against Porsche and Volkswagen alleging that certain gas-powered Porsche Panamera and 911 models contained a device designed to manipulate the gas engines and hide illegal levels of emissions output.


Deadline to Submit a Claim Form
Final Approval Granted for $80M Settlement

The court granted a final approval order of the settlement on Nov. 9, 2022.

Final Approval Hearing

The final hearing was held via Zoom on Oct. 21, 2022. 

Preliminary Approval Granted for $80M Settlement

Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted preliminary approval of an $80 million settlement agreement reached with Volkswagen and Porsche regarding emissions-cheating claims in half a million of its gasoline vehicles. The lawsuit claimed fuel economy inaccuracies in certain 2005 to 2020 models. Under the settlement, consumers in the most basic bracket of the class can receive payments from $250 to $1,109 per vehicle, depending on their vehicle's revised fuel economy ratings and how long they had their vehicle. Those who purchased higher-performance vehicles can receive an additional $250 in compensation, with other payments of $200 per vehicle available to other eligible class members.

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