What is with interest and Late buyers? BGH clarifies important issues in the VW diesel scandal

The Federal court of justice (BGH) is pushing ahead with the refurbishment of the VW diesel scandal. Shortly before the summer break, the Supreme civil court in

What is with interest and Late buyers? BGH clarifies important issues in the VW diesel scandal

The Federal court of justice (BGH) is pushing ahead with the refurbishment of the VW diesel scandal. Shortly before the summer break, the Supreme civil court in Karlsruhe to negotiate on Tuesday, two more damages lawsuits from Diesel-buyers against the Volkswagen group. It is expected that the clarification of important issues.

The basic line, the Supreme court has come out with its first Diesel-judgment of 25. Of may already. It is found that the Wolfsburg-based car maker has its customers aware of the deceived, and therefore, in principle, be held liable. In the calculation of damages to be plaintiff, but the mileage credited.

To get customers in addition to damages, interest?

Now, the question is whether VW will have to pay besides the amount due, nor interest. This would be for the purchase of the cars due. And it makes quite a noticeable difference: The woman in the case had awarded the courts the courts below 3,000 Euro in damages. The higher regional court (OLG) of Oldenburg to hit even 1800 Euro interest rates. (Az. VI ZR 397/19)

The Supreme court judges have the hopes of the Diesel-plaintiff damped but already. In another hearing last week, the Chairman indicated that the Senate would interest rates for an "unjustified Overcompensation". Because, if not for a VW Diesel, would have issued the buyer, the money is probably for a different car.

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What is a Late-buyers who knew already from the exhaust gas scandal?

The plaintiff in the second case, had bought his car only months after the Blown exhaust scandal in the fall of 2015. He can claim still claim compensation? This constellation is quite common and relates to, according to VW, several Thousand open procedure.

At the higher regional court of Koblenz, the man was assumed to be empty. Given the extensive media coverage, the judge could not imagine that someone of the scandal could not have noticed. In any case, Volkswagen was to blame, no deception. The defendant was informed about the issue publicly, and "done everything possible to prevent that a buyer would purchase from you with the engine EA 189-equipped vehicle in ignorance of the built-in shift logic". (Az. VI ZR 5/20)

VW-buyer to the diesel scandal: "Today will be no judgment,"

Whether the judges announce their decisions on Tuesday, open. "Today, no judgment will be taken," said a VW spokesperson. The date of the promulgation date will only be given in the course of the day known. Volkswagen is anxious "to stop the many with the principle of judgment comparable to that of procedure in agreement with the plaintiffs in a timely manner. We want to relieve the burden on the judiciary as soon as possible.“

the two negotiations of the past week, the verdict for Thursday (30. July) were assumed.

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Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 16:27

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