VW customers in the diesel scandal damages. The Federal court of justice (BGH) confirmed in a first-VW-process an already interesting judgment.
Karlsruhe, Germany - tens of thousands of Diesel driver , the path for compensation of Volkswagen is free. In his first judgment to the VW exhaust scandal the Federal court of justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Monday noted that plaintiff buyer can return your car and get the money for that claim. The purchase price you must but the mileage credit. (Az. VI ZR 252/19)
The Supreme civil court confirmed its decision, a buyer-friendly judgment of the higher regional court (OLG) in 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 euros plus interest. The man had argued that he had to trust the advertisements and believed to have a clean car bought.
VW scandal: illegal exhaust systems in millions of VW vehicles
The scandal of the illegal exhaust technology in millions of VW vehicles was flown in the fall of 2015. At the time, it came to light that the nitrogen oxide emissions of the engine type EA189 were much higher, as the Tests on the test bench showed. Responsible a Software, which enabled the full exhaust gas cleaning only to the test was.
Against the Koblenz ruling, both sides had lodged an appeal. The plaintiff had paid in 2014, almost 31 500 Euro for the car and wanted to get back the full price. VW didn't want to pay anything. The car maker had always argued that the cars were at all times fully usable. The customer was, therefore, incurred no damage.
The Federal court of justice dismissed with its principle of judgment, the Revision of the Diesel-buyer and, in the Main from VW. The line for many Thousands of ongoing court proceedings before. So far, the lower courts had ruled in very different ways.
According to VW figures are nationwide, about 60 000 pending, so not a final decision or comparison ended. The Supreme court ruling is, for many of these cases, an important position. Nevertheless, many rights are still questions unresolved. The judges have scheduled for July already, the next three negotiations to other Diesel-cases, with more to follow.
On the in the context of a pattern for a declaratory judgment, negotiated settlement that according to VW, around 240 000 Diesel-owners have accepted, has the judgment to have any effect. (dpa)Updated Date: 25 May 2020, 06:33