Compensation of Volkswagen – the German verdict in the diesel scandal, Swiss plaintiffs tailwind Volkswagen will have to pay tens of thousands of German diesel drivers for damages. The Foundation for consumer protection, which represents 6000 applicants, is now hoping for a signal effect for Switzerland.Peter Burkhardt20 Kommentare20Am the exhaust pipe of a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI is attached to a measuring tube of an Emissions test facility for diesel-powered vehicles. Photo: Patrick Pleul/Keystone
Five years after the scandal of the illegal exhaust technology blew up in millions of VW vehicles, there is good news for the affected buyers of manipulated diesel cars. In his first judgment to the VW exhaust scandal, the German Federal court of justice found on Monday that plaintiff buyer can return your car and get the money for that claim. The purchase price you must but the mileage credit.
In Switzerland, the German judgment provides hopes for Thousands of plaintiffs. Here, the Foundation for consumers protection, is fighting a damages action against VW and the VW General importer Amag enforce. You want. in the name of 6000 car owners complaints, which had been damaged in the train of the diesel scandal to manipulated exhaust gas values Consumer protection calls for compensation funds in the amount of 15 percent of the purchase price of the diesel vehicle.
almost two years Ago, had, however, decided by the commercial court of Zurich, is not on the action to enter. Consumer protection was not formally entitled to bring an action in the name of the car owner. The case is now before the Federal court pending.
“We are glad, when in other countries, good judgments are made. Then our output is for the claim for damages in Switzerland better.”
Sara Stalder, Foundation for consumer protection,
Sara Stalder, managing Director of the Foundation for consumer protection, welcomed the judgement of the German Federal court of justice. She says: “It is very positive that the highest German court has ruled in favour. The judgment gives us tailwind for the case that the Federal court granted us the right to bring Action. We will be glad, if in other countries, good judgments are made. Then our output is for the claim for damages in Switzerland better.”
“is The verdict of us wind for the case back, the Supreme court granted us the right to bring Action,” said Sara Stalder, managing Director of the Foundation for consumer protection.Photo: Foundation for consumer protection
In Switzerland, the official VW importer and distributor Amag wants to know nothing of the damages. Amag was not involved in the manipulations, and I also knew nothing about it. Therefore, it is the wrong Accused.
Volkswagen is offering a one-time payment for the settlement of 60’000 complaints to
Volkswagen responded on Monday morning immediately, The company announced that it intends to provide affected car owners with a one-time payment for the settlement of their claims. This is a pragmatic and simple solution, shared with Volkswagen. The amount of the payments depends on the individual case. VW-details about 60’000 of legal claims in Germany are pending.
The German Federal court of justice confirmed its decision in a buyer-friendly judgment of the higher regional court of Koblenz. It had obliged the VW group due to intentional immoral injury, to reimburse the purchaser of a used VW Sharan a good 25’600 Euro plus interest. The man had argued that he had to trust the advertisements and believed to have a clean car bought.
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