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Environmentally conscious Medford woman latest to join VW lawsuit brigade

Jennifer Kerwood of Medford this week joined at least two other Massachusetts VW/Audi buyers in suing Volkswagen Group of America over the diesel fraud.

And as with the other two, Kerwood is seeking to become lead plaintiff in a class action against the company over the software that shut off part of her car's pollution-control system while on the road.

In her lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Kerwood said she and her husband never would have bought a new Jetta TDI in 2010 had they known about this:

The Kerwoods live a “green” lifestyle, are environmentally conscious, and bought this vehicle believing that it was better for the environment than gasoline powered cars.

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who on earth thinks that any diesel powered anything is better than gasoline. it burns dirtier. getting better MPG <> less pollutants. This is on par with people who drive around on vespas saying they're getting 100mpg and I'm doing my part. Real world: doesn't matter that you're getting 100MPG. Vespas don't have cats on the exhaust. You're driving the equivalent of a ford excursion as far as pollutants go. mpg<>pollutants!

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Diesels: More CO2. Less CO. More NOx but can be dealt with by catalytic converters or urea injection. Particulates an issue.

http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/160424/

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Older diesels still don't, although many have been retrofitted.

That said, particulate traps regenerating is what creates the NOx emissions.

Diesel has 15% more energy per gallon, and refining both of them also produces emissions that Anon isn't considering.

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The ink has barely dried on the headlines. It's better to be lead plaintiff than one of the thousands of others. Plus it's a slam dunk case.

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I'm not sure the plaintiff gets a larger slice of any settlement, though.

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about an airline that stiffed customers on free drink coupons. Invisible ink or date shenanigans or something. Class action suit, lawyers got $1.3 mill, I believe.

Customers got coupons for free drinks on their next flight.

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When the green you seek is cash.

If they're so 'green' they should be riding bikes, taking the T and/or driving electric cars.

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