The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) is about to clarify further points in the VW emissions scandal.
Karlsruhe – The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) is about to clarify further points in the VW emissions scandal.
The Karlsruhe judges will hear on Monday (12 noon) whether the German online service provider Myright was entitled to have the claims of thousands of foreign diesel buyers assigned to it.
Immediately afterwards (1 p.m.) another case is about possible residual damages, this time for imported cars. It is possible that judgments will be announced shortly.
Myright is a brand of Financialright GmbH and collects damages for tens of thousands of German diesel buyers in return for a commission in the event of success.
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There is no supreme court decision on this yet. The BGH is initially dealing with a Swiss case.
The central point of contention here is whether the debt collection agency can actually demonstrate the necessary expertise in Swiss law.
The judgment is likely to be transferrable to more than 2,000 other Swiss cases – and possibly also to around 6,000 Slovenian customers who are bundled in a second Myright class action lawsuit.
Those affected by the diesel scandal who have not sued for damages in good time may be entitled to residual compensation. According to the first BGH rulings, the prerequisites for this are only given for new cars, not for cars bought used.
A dispute from Baden-Württemberg is now about the rather special case that a new VW diesel was imported from another EU country. Such cars, which were not produced for the German market, are often cheaper.