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Steven Webster

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.

Fairfax Court Appoints Lead Counsel in Volkswagen Cases

Fairfax Circuit Court Appoints Webster Book LLP as Lead Counsel in Virginia Volkswagen Cases On October 6, 2016, Fairfax Circuit Court Chief Judge Bruce White appointed Webster Book LLP as Lead Counsel for all plaintiffs in Virginia Volkswagen cases. A three judge panel had previously transferred all Virginia cases to the Fairfax Court for [...]

Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Volkswagen Engineer Admits to a 10 Year Conspiracy to Defraud Consumers On September 9, 2016, James Robert Liang, a Volkswagen engineer, pleaded guilty for his role in a nearly 10-year conspiracy to defraud U.S. regulators and U.S. Volkswagen customers by implementing software specifically designed to cheat U.S. emissions tests in hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen [...]

Virginia Lawsuit Claims Against Volkswagen Move Forward

Fraudulent Concealment and Virginia Consumer Protection Act Claims Against Volkswagen Move Forward On August 30, 2016, Fairfax Circuit Court Chief Judge Bruce White issued a decision allowing Virginia Volkswagen claims arising from the unlawful use of an emissions defeat device to move forward. Specifically, the Court approved claims of fraudulent concealment and violations of [...]

Federal Court Preliminarily Approves Volkswagen Class Action Settlement

Federal Court Preliminarily Approves Class Action Settlement for Volkswagen Vehicles Containing Emissions Control Defeat Devices On July 26, 2016, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California preliminarily approved a proposed class action settlement for owners of certain Volkswagen 2.0 liter diesel light-duty vehicles for model years 2009 through 2015. At the same time, a number [...]