Volkswagen wins appeal against diesel car owner: German court

Volkswagen wins appeal against diesel car owner: German court

A German court has ruled in favour of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating, a spokeswoman said.

The ruling clears the way for an appeal before Germany’s highest court, the BGH, which could set an important precedent for customers affected by the diesel scandal.

We welcome today’s ruling”, VW said in a statement.

VW customers have filed thousands of lawsuits across Germany seeking compensation after buying cars affected by emissions cheating.

The plaintiff in today’s ruling, supported by myRight, a consumer body which also organised a group action against VW, will appeal the ruling at the BGH, myRight said.

A BGH ruling on the case, legally assessing Volkswagen’s responsibility and potential obligation to pay compensation toward car owners, would bind all other German jurisdictions.

- Reuters

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