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About Steven Webster

Steve Webster has been a practicing trial lawyer for over twenty-nine years, representing clients in civil litigation, class actions, and government investigations.

Volkswagen CC Suspension Defect Class Action Moves Forward

Volkswagen CC Suspension Defect Causes Tire Cupping UPDATE: On July 29, 2019, Volkswagen and class action attorneys agreed to a settlement of the Volkswagen CC Class Action over defective suspensions causing tire damage. For an analysis of the proposed settlement agreement, please click here. Volkswagen CC Suspension Defect Alleged Volkswagen CC [...]

Audi Timing Chain Tensioner Investigation Over Rattling Noise

Audi Timing Chain Tensioner Investigation for 3.0 Liter TFSI Engines UPDATE: Webster Book has filed a class action in federal court against Audi alleging a defective timing chain tensioner found in certain models has harmed consumers. We will post further updates as the case progresses. See below for further details regarding the [...]

Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement Message Board

Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement Message Board The Volkswagen Timing Chain and Audi Timing Chain Class Action Settlement Administrator recently mailed out thousands of notices regarding the proposed class action settlement. The benefits vary widely from favorable to highly unfavorable depending on your vehicle's mileage and age, whether you have already paid to [...]

Volkswagen Sunroofs Explode: Class Action

Class Action Filed Against Volkswagen Alleging Exploding Sunroofs A class action has been filed against Volkswagen alleging that certain models have panoramic sunroofs that may shatter or explode due to engineering challenges associated with designing these sunroofs. VOLKSWAGEN EXPLODING SUNROOF CLASS ACTION UPDATE: A federal court ruled on February 26, [...]

Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Class Action Settlement: How to Opt Out

Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Class Action Settlement: Instructions and Form to Exclude Yourself From the Settlement If you have recently received a class action notice from the Settlement Administrator for the Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Class Action Settlement, you should be aware of the requirements for excluding yourself from the settlement, [...]

Timing Chain Class Action Filed Against Jaguar and Land Rover

Timing Chain Defect Lawsuit Filed Against Jaguar and Land Rover on Behalf of Consumers Nationwide A class action has been filed against Jaguar and Land Rover regarding allegedly defective timing chain assemblies in 2012 through 2014 model year Jaguar and Land Rover motor vehicles equipped with eight cylinder 5.0 liter direct injection AJ-V8 Gen III engines. [...]

Submit a Volkswagen or Audi Timing Chain Claim Here

Submit Your Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Claim The following makes, models, and model years are believed to have the defective timing chain tensioner: 2008-2010 and 2012 VW Beetle; 2009-2013 VW CC; 2008-2012 VW EOS; 2008-2012 VW Golf; 2008-2012 VW GTI; 2008-2012 VW Jetta; 2008-2012 VW Passat; 2008-2011 VW R32; 2008-2010 VW Rabbit; 2009-2012 [...]

Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Lawsuits: FAQ’s

Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Lawsuits: Frequently Asked Questions Defective Volkswagen and Audi timing chain tensioners have been installed in multiple vehicle models and over many model years. Webster Book LLP has filed lawsuits seeking compensation for consumers whose vehicles contain these defective timing chain tensioners. Other law firms have filed class action lawsuits [...]

Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Steering Wheel Recall Class Actions

Webster Book Opens Class Action Investigation Into Recall of Defective Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Steering Wheels Webster Book LLP has opened a class action investigation into defective steering wheel bolts on Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Model Years 2014 to 2018. Ford has just announced a recall indicating that steering wheels may fall [...]

Timing Chain Lawsuits Filed Against Volkswagen and Audi

Timing Chain Defect Lawsuits Filed Against Volkswagen and Audi on Behalf of Consumers Nationwide Webster Book LLP has filed what are believed to be the first Virginia lawsuits arising from defective Volkswagen and Audi timing chain tensioners on multiple vehicle makes and models. These suits allege violations of various states' Consumer Protection Acts and fraudulent [...]

TAKATA AIRBAG CASES: LATEST NEWS

Takata Airbags Have Caused Personal Injury and Death The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall for numerous vehicles containing defective Takata airbag inflators. All vehicle owners should check the NHTSA VIN lookup website to determine if their vehicles are subject to this or any other recall. NHTSA explains the reasons for the problem in the [...]

20th Death Reported from Takata Airbags

Louisiana Fatality Linked to Defective Takata Airbag Inflators Sadly, Honda North America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have confirmed that a Louisiana driver of a 2004 Honda Civic died as the result of a defective Takata airbag inflator. The vehicle was subject to a massive recall. According to NHTSA, approximately 34 million [...]

Federal Prosecutors Seek 7 Year Sentence for Volkswagen Manager in Emissions Scheme

U.S. Government Focuses on Need for Deterrence and Oliver Schmidt's Obstruction of Justice Oliver Schmidt, a former senior manager in Volkswagen's U.S. Engineering and Environmental Office, is scheduled to be sentenced on December 6 in federal court in Michigan. In a sentencing brief, the government, in asking for a sentence of seven years, points [...]

Ford Fusion Steering Wheels May Fall Off

US Opens Investigation Into Reports of Ford Fusion Steering Wheels Falling Off The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into reports that Ford Fusion Model Years 2014, 2015, and 2016 may have a problem with steering wheels falling off after becoming loosened from the steering column. Webster Book LLP is investigating [...]

Class Actions Filed Over Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Systems

Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Systems Alleged to Be Defective Class action lawsuits have been filed regarding Volkswagen and Audi timing chain systems alleging fraudulent concealment of the defect in certain vehicles equipped with the EA888 engine. UPDATE: The Court has preliminarily approved a class action settlement. We have detailed instructions and a form to [...]

Class Actions Filed Over Volkswagen CC Suspensions

Volkswagen CC Suspensions Allegedly Cause Premature Tire Wear UPDATE: On July 29, 2019, Volkswagen and class action attorneys agreed to a settlement of the Volkswagen CC Class Action over defective suspensions causing tire damage. For an analysis of the proposed settlement agreement, please click here. Following close on the heels of the Volkswagen [...]

Audi Gas Engine Emissions Cases Filed

Audi Allegedly Used Emissions Defeat Device in 3.0 Liter Gas Engine Cars With Automatic Transmissions Class action lawsuits have been filed against Audi AG and Audi of America LLC alleging the companies used an illegal CO2 emissions defeat device in certain vehicles equipped with a ZF 8HP55 "AL 551" transmission, including, but not limited to, [...]

Volkswagen Virginia Emissions Cases Set for Jury Trial

Volkswagen Virginia Emissions Cases Set for Jury Trial On February 10, 2017, the Fairfax Circuit Court set five Volkswagen emissions fraud cases for trial, in what are likely to be the first such cases in the country to be presented to a jury. The first trial is scheduled for three weeks beginning on September [...]

Volkswagen AG to Enter Guilty Plea to Federal Crimes

Volkswagen AG to Enter Guilty Plea to Federal Crimes On February 24, 2017, Volkswagen AG, the parent company of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., is expected to enter a guilty plea to federal felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and criminal import violations, arising out of a decade-long global conspiracy to defraud consumers [...]