BBC News – Volkswagen loses landmark German ‘dieselgate’ case
Germany’s highest civil court has ruled that Volkswagen must pay compensation to a motorist who had bought one of its diesel minivans fitted with emissions-cheating software.
The ruling sets a benchmark for about 60,000 other cases in Germany.
The plaintiff, Herbert Gilbert, will be partially reimbursed for his vehicle, with depreciation taken into account.
VW has paid out more than €30bn in fines, compensation and buyback schemes worldwide since the scandal first broke in 2015.BBC News