Whistle, comment on the VW judgment of the BGH by Carsten Steevens
Frankfurt (ots) – The highest judge has now decided that
Germany owners of diesel vehicles with illegal
to improve exhaust gas values on the test bench
have to pay.
The first judgment of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) on the diesel scandal
by name: the behavior of the car manufacturer, the registration authority
deceived and vehicles with manipulated technology in seven digits
to have placed on the market is “objectively as immoral”
It is “particularly reprehensible” to ignorant buyers and
fundamental assessments of the legal and moral order
More than four and a half years after that by US environmental agencies
Publication of the trickery is the BGH judgment one
Whistle with which
but the Wolfsburgers can live. For the group that so far
in spite of
substantial cash outflows as a result of the corona crisis not from
substantial dividend increase for the past financial year
will be the additional burden on 60,000 pending civil lawsuits
Germany can be tolerated.
The decision from Karlsruhe itself contributes to this by the
Vehicles when calculating the individual compensation amounts
will be taken into account. In addition, the number of
Entitled to compensation, just before the BGH opened its doors in early May
hinted at consumer-friendly position, reduced. With
the carmaker achieved a comparison of around 240,000
Diesel holders that
Refund of an average of 15 percent of each
assured. The Wolfsburg-based company will pay around 750 million euros for this.
In order to in the USA, a niche market for the Lower Saxony, in
legal certainty for around half a million vehicles affected
the group quickly received more than 20 billion euros
Measured against the original 2.4 million affected in Germany
Volkswagen will get diesel vehicles off lightly. That too
the BGH has only just given its verdict.
The decision marks a line under the exhaust gas scandal
in Wolfsburg when what knew about the manipulations continues
Legislators will have to consider how they consider the (civil) legal
such scandals can improve in Germany.
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