VW waives appeal, agrees to buy back dieselgate cars in Germany

VW waives appeal, agrees to buy back dieselgate cars in Germany

0 comments 📅23 June 2017, 18:15

BERLIN – Volkswagen has agreed to buy sponsor diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to l a German court ruling backing plaintiffs’ calls for compensation.

Consumer agencies across Europe maintain been pushing for compensation for Volkswagen (VW) drivers who bought diesel cars on the backbone of their green credentials.

Despite VW’s admission of wrongdoing in the United States, it says it has not defeated the law in Europe and sees no need to compensate European consumers. The carmaker has committed to fixing all contrived vehicles by autumn.

But first-instance rulings by the regional courts of Arnsberg and Bayreuth published in May which upheld plaintiffs’ calls for compensation be undergoing now become legally binding after VW decided to waive an appeal, the plaintiffs’ lawyers at Duesseldorf-based law unwavering Rogert & Ulbrich said by email.

“In future the injured parties may have justified longing that they will be able to enforce their claims in only one event,” lawyer Marco Rogert said.

VW played down the significance of the ruling, saying its resolution to forego an appeal was an exception and stemmed from the low value of the vehicles in question.

The carmaker does not watch the two rulings to have any bearing on other ongoing cases and, if necessary, will use its perfect to appeal unjustified customer complaints in future, it said in emailed comments.

The law fast said VW decided not to appeal three compensation court cases including a verdict published in April by a regional court in Wuppertal, whereas VW said its routine of action only affected the two cases at Arnsberg and Bayreuth.

Reporting by Andreas Cremer


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