Supreme Court rules on diesel emissions scandal

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The Supreme Court recently handed down the first important decision in the diesel emissions scandal. In this case, a defendant car dealer must take back the plaintiff’s car and pay back the purchase price minus a usage fee for the period of use. The plaintiff had also sued Volkswagen – according to a recent ECJ-decision, car producers are also liable for damages in such scenarios. And ironically, climate change might play into the hands of producers.

Read the article by Jakob Widner here or in the Litigation Newsletter of the International Law Office.

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