If you have purchased or ordered a Polestar 2 in Norway at any time during 2020 or in January 2021, you may be entitled to damages/price reduction due to misleading statements regarding the range of the car. Kapatens organizes a group claim against Polestar Norway where we help you and other car owners to claim damages/price reduction, without you having to do anything or assume any costs. Your remuneration is expected to amount to 15 % of the price paid for the car. We only charge a success fee of 34% of the amount that we manage to claim from Polestar.
Polestar stated on their website: “A fully charged battery gives a range of 470 km, which means that you can drive from Oslo to Hemsedal and back again with good margin. This means that you can enjoy yourself in the ski resort without concerning about the drive home”. Numerous of tests have indicated that Polestar 2 is not capable of driving this guaranteed distance on a fully charged battery. The above information on the website was later changed in a way that Hemsedal was replaced with Norefjell – which resulted in that the distance was shortened from 408 km to 222 km. This means that Polestar has made misleading statements about the car and its intended use. Car owners who have purchased or ordered a Polestar 2 during the relevant period my therefore be entitled to damages/price reduction. It is our preliminary estimate that the renumeration will be 15 % of the price paid for the car.
When a product is deemed defective or faulty, a purchaser has an obligation to notify the seller within reasonable time from when the purchaser discovered or ought to have discovered the fault. Kapatens will notify Polestar on your behalf and organize a group claim against Polestar. We will bear all costs and expenses and charge a success fee of 34 percent (excl. VAT) of the value that we manage to recover from Polestar, without you having to bear any risk. If Polestar would win, we will not charge you anything. If we win against Polestar, we will request your bank account details and pay out your renumeration as soon as possible.
It is very important that you sign the agreement soon as possible in order to maintain your right to compensation.
There are approx. 3,500 car owners who are entitled to compensation.
Yes, if you have bought or ordered a Polestar 2 during 2020 or in January 2021, you may be entitled to compensation.
Kapatens organizes group claims and other legal processes. We provide access-to-justice and help financially weak parties (e.g. consumers, shareholders etc.) to pursue their rights.
We want that anyone that has been harmed shall be duly compensated. We enable car owners to claim compensation they are entitled to under Norwegian law. The major part of what Polestar pays will be paid to the car owners. We keep a minor portion for expenses to attorneys and administrative costs and to provide our investors with a return on their capital.
Kapatens is owned by its management and a number of Swedish family offices. We have a Swiss investor in our fund structure. All our investors are strong supporters of the principle of access to justice for anyone who has been wronged, which Kapatens makes possible. Since Kapatens’ business focuses on high stakes disputes, which often involve serious conflicts and resentment, we do not disclose our investors’ identities in order to avoid undue pressure from defendant parties.
Kapatens receives 34 % (excl. VAT) of any value/recovery from a favourable judgment or settlement. Such amount shall cover any and all lawyer and expert fees, as well as other costs of the proceedings, including any insurance premium to cover for adverse costs judgments, and administrative measures. We have already paid considerable costs for preparing the group claim. Any remaining amount will be paid to our investors. The costs associated with the group claim has no effect on the car owners’ recovery, .
We keep 34% (excl. VAT) of the compensation to cover our costs and to get a return on our investment. You receive payment if and when the claim is successful. Kapatens shall make payment to you no later than 30 days after Kapatens has received your payment details.
If we win, we will keep part of the recovery (34%, excl. VAT) and pay out the majority of any recovered amount to you.
Yes, you can. If so, you shall not sign any agreement with us. Our claim does not prevent anyone else to take action against Polestar using their own financial means. If you pursue your own claim, you will bear your own costs and also be exposed to the risk of having to pay Polestar’s legal costs if the case is lost in court. It is only the car owners that join our group claim that will benefit from our protection.
No, not at the moment. At a later stage, we may offer cash payment prior to any judgment or settlement. If so, it will be a general offer made to any and all car owners. We do not want, and will not, take any action that could be viewed as unequal treatment of car owners.
Yes, success fee-agreements are legal in Norway. Law firms are not allowed to do this, but we are not a law firm.
As soon as possible. When a product is deemed defective or faulty, a purchaser has an obligation to notify the seller within reasonable time from when the purchaser discovered or ought to have discovered the fault.