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Jonathan D. Boggs

Overview

Jon Boggs represents consumers in nationwide auto defects litigation to protect them from manufacturers that violate safety and environmental standards. He has held key roles on the science and technology committees in both the Volkswagen TDI Diesel and Fiat Chrysler EcoDiesel MDLs. Jon has pending actions addressing dangerous safety defects including engine fires, defective airbag control units, and malfunctioning autonomous driving technologies.

A native of Charleston, Jon worked in state government as Commissioner of West Virginia State Health Facilities. In this role, he oversaw the operation of seven public hospitals and nursing homes.

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, Hon. James L. Buckley, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit (1991 - 1992)

Government Service / Previous Employment

  • Commissioner, West Virginia State Health Facilities (1997 - 2000)
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Huntington State Hospital (1997 - 2000)
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, William R. Sharpe Hospital (1997 - 2000)

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1990, magna cum laude

M.P.P., Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1990

B.A., Wheaton College, 1982, summa cum laude

Fulbright Scholar, University of Barcelona

Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Served on the science and technology committee of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation MDL before the US District Court for the Northern District of California; reached the largest automotive class action settlement in history with a value to consumers of over $11 billion, requiring VW to buy back nearly 500,000 vehicles and offer emissions-compliant fixes to other vehicles with additional cash payments
  • Worked on the PSC’s science and tech committee in the Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation MDL; resulted in settlement in excess of $300 million and required Chrysler to complete modifications of class vehicles to improve their emissions
  • Leads a team of Bailey Glasser lawyers who represent plaintiffs nationwide in the Ford Motor Co. F-150 and Ranger Truck Fuel Economy Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation MDL before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan based on Ford’s misrepresentation of the fuel efficiency of certain pickup trucks
  • Leads litigation against Kia and Hyundai in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington to address engine defects that cause sudden engine failure and dangerous engine fires
  • Represents plaintiffs in nationwide class action in the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against Nissan based on dangerous defects in autonomous braking technologies
  • Played pivotal role on the science and technology team that produced a $98 million settlement against Audi for false fuel economy ratings on certain 2013-2017 vehicles
  • Served as lead counsel for class representatives for West Virginia and Kentucky producing a $605 million nationwide settlement against Honda for life-threatening safety defects in Takata airbags installed in certain Honda vehicles

News & Insights

News & Insights

The VW Diesel Emissions Fraud Case – At the Intersection of Science, Environmental Policy, Ethics and Law, University of Charleston lecture series; kickoff lecture for the National Youth Science Camp

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