It is very likely that the plaintiff, supported by Germany vocal consumer body MyRight, will appeal the verdict in Germany’s highest court – the BGH. A ruling by the BGH will be binding on the rest of the cases under German jurisdictions.
In a significant development, on Tuesday, a German court on ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a case related to its emission cheating scandal.
The lawsuit was brought by a customer who sought compensation for having bought a diesel car that was affected by the emissions scandal, said VW’s spokeswoman.
The ruling clears the way for an appeal before the BGH, Germany’s highest court, whose ruling will set an important precedent for customers affected by VW’s diesel scandal.
“We welcome today’s ruling”, said Volkswagen in a statement.
Thousands of customers have filed thousands across Germany and are seeking compensation for buying cars affected by the emissions scandal.
In a statement VW said, there have been 22 rulings by German courts of appeal, so far, on customer cases related to the diesel scandal, all of which have either been won by Volkswagen or its affiliated traders.
MyRight, a consumer body which is supporting the plaintiff, stated it will appeal the ruling at the BGH.
A ruling by the BGH on the case, will legally assess Volkswagen’s responsibility and potential obligation to pay compensation toward car owners, and will be binding on the rest of the cases under German jurisdictions.