BGH to the Diesel scandal: a lot of drivers have no claim to compensation from VW

Who is a lot of risks with his VW car with manipulated diesel engine, it can also require less compensation. The Federal court of justice (BGH) ruled on Thursda

BGH to the Diesel scandal: a lot of drivers have no claim to compensation from VW

Who is a lot of risks with his VW car with manipulated diesel engine, it can also require less compensation. The Federal court of justice (BGH) ruled on Thursday. The claim for damages would be limited by the use of the vehicle. The deduction of the in the meantime, kilometres driven in a lot of drivers can even lead to the damage claim there is nothing left, decided by the sixth civil Senate.

the judgment also shows that Volkswagen must pay any tort interest. The exhaust gas scandal affected customers had received in exchange for the purchase price, is a fully useable vehicle, was the verdict of the Federal court of justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe on Thursday. The got compensates for the loss of use of money. (Az. VI ZR 354/19)

tort interest may be due if someone another, deprives one thing or the money"". Classic case of a theft. Here, it was a question of whether VW's successful Diesel-claimants in addition to damages, interest on the in the car plugged owes money to. Regional and higher regional courts had, in part attributed to four-digit sums. The Wolfsburg-based car manufacturer is silent for the entire order. But the Supreme court-a lawyer for the group said, because of the large number of procedures, it is going to be a lot of money.

The buyer receives no money

In this case, a customer 2014 had a used VW Passat with how they turned out – manipulated diesel engine for 23.700 Euro bought. The speedometer showed 57.000 km. When the car was placed in June 2018 at a standstill, driving the customer to just under 200,000 kilometres. The BGH has now decided legally that the claim for damages is completely consumed. Also a return of the damage due to immoral deception was denied by the Federal court of justice. The buyer therefore receives no money.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 06:20

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