Overloaded authority: complaints against Daimler rolling over Stuttgart district court

The diesel scandal will, after five years of violent waves: At the regional court of Stuttgart, one has to deal with more and more car drivers, who want to clai

Overloaded authority: complaints against Daimler rolling over Stuttgart district court

The diesel scandal will, after five years of violent waves: At the regional court of Stuttgart, one has to deal with more and more car drivers, who want to claim compensation because your a Diesel car is prohibited, for example, due to driving in the city of Stuttgart has lost its value. In particular, the Mercedes driver will always be active. Alone in the first half of the year 2020, around 1700 diesel had been legal actions against the Daimler group is collected, reported to the President of the district court of Andreas Singer on Friday: "That's more than in the entire last year with 1500 lawsuits against the Stuttgart-based car maker."Before that all VW had been the driver as the plaintiff, active since the year of 2018, the district court recognized here, the input of 3200 actions.

Susanne Preuß

business correspondent in Stuttgart, Germany.

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In the case of Mercedes high nitrogen oxide Werteim exhaust gas to be led back in many cases to the fact that the exhaust gas has been switched off for treatment outside a certain temperature range, because otherwise it would come möglicherweisezu damage to the engine. The admissibility of this so-called "thermal window" is concerned, the Federal court of justice on the 27. October. Depending on the outcome of this procedure, more motorists are likely to see encouraged, to file a suit against Daimler. So far, Daimler insists that it had been in the Mercedes-cars no manipulation, but has accepted in the last autumn, a fine of € 870 million due to a negligent breach of the duty of supervision.

million-car complaints due to load cartel

Under the dominance of the automotive industry in the Stuttgart Region, the regional court of groans, nor in other fields. So there is, in addition to the diesel claims a number of investor lawsuits, which stand out especially to the fact that Daimler or Porsche SE (the parent company of the Volkswagen AG) could have informed their investors, too late of course-relevant procedures in connection with the diesel scandal – which is why investors are so-called price differential suffered damage would be. The claims in nearly 100 proceedings against Daimler amounted to 906 million euros. Against the Volkswagen AG and the Porsche SE around 250 cases are pending. Solely to institutional investors, with eleven claims damages in the amount of 711 million euros to claim it.

The third complex of the automotive industry relates to dasLastwagen cartel of Daimler, MAN and Iveco, the Stuttgart district court 280 complaints before the antitrust chamber has been added to the. It goes to damage claims, times for individual truck, some for thousands, with a claim total of a total of around 600 million euros.Checked for each individual truck, the resulting damage must be.

Five new jobs planned

the Fullness of The process as well as their complexity bring to the district court to the edge of the load-carrying capacity, makes the land court President of the Singer significantly. Alone, the number of pending civil cases have increased, within one and a half years by a fifth, to now over 10,000 procedures. "We are fighting with all their strength against the lawsuit flood," said singer: "but it is also Clear that we are dependent, in view of the sheer mass of to further strengthen." In the framework of the two-year budget 2020/2021 the district court had been allocated five new positions.

"A strong, independent and effective judiciary is an essential location factor for a successful economic region," is the plea from the Singer: "Only when the enforcement of the Right to succeed in a reasonable period of time, it can plan the economy in a reliable and quite safe act."

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 07:20

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