Supervisory Board

Martha Seijas

Legal member


Martha is a civil rights lawyer in Detroit, Michigan. For more than a decade, Martha served in the prestigious position of career attorney/clerk to the Honorable Helene N. White of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which rules on appeals from the federal district courts in four states: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Martha served in the district where many vehicle manufacturers have their U.S. headquarters and drafted for the Judge’s review objective, clear, and carefully measured opinions, including dissents.

The wide-ranging civil cases Martha worked on involved all manner of torts, including product-liability, diversity-jurisdiction claims that required application of state law, and constitutional claims. Prior to serving in the Sixth Circuit, Martha served the same Judge in the Michigan Court of Appeals for 14 years. During that time, she reviewed appellate briefs and lower court records. After conducting extensive independent legal research, Martha drafted opinions for the Judge’s review, including in technical product-liability cases.

She is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where she served on the editorial board of the Journal of International Law and Economics. She previously earned a Master of Arts degree in foreign language and international trade.

Emission Claim Foundation

Emission Claim is a not-for-profit foundation that helps victims of the fraudulent use of diesel vehicles' tampering software get compensation. The foundation wants to hold accountable the car manufacturers who misled their customers and flouted the environment

Who are our lawyers?

Emission Claim Foundation has appointed the Amsterdam-based law firm Kennedy van der Laan to represent them in the Diesel Emission Cases.

Since 1992, this renowned Dutch law firm has been collaborating with market leaders to provide pragmatic solutions for their clients' legal issues.

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Together we are strong

At Emission Claim Foundation, we believe that we are stronger together in the fight against negligent and powerful companies. Our goal is to advocate for the rights of individuals who may not have the means to resist on their own. By taking collective action, we combine our efforts to address misconduct. Join us and contribute to a better future for all of us.

Claim code compliance

The Emission Claim Foundation complies with the legal requirements of Article 3:305a of the Dutch Civil Code and the requirements of the Claim Code 2019. The Claim Code is a code for foundations and associations that are engaged in representing collective interests. The purpose of the code is to promote that the representative always prioritizes the interests of the affected parties.

Contact us

General enquiries can be sent to 
Questions surrounding participation in the diesel emissions case can be sent to
Barbara Strozzilaan 101 
1083 HN Amsterdam 

Compensation for diesel drivers

You could potentially receive up to €10,000 compensation (20% of the purchase value). Check your license plate to find out if you qualify.
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