Several owners of Volkswagen cars sued 100 thousand dollarsMarch 11, 2020
On Monday, a U.S. jury in California awarded drivers of four Volkswagen cars a total of $ 100,000 in fines for selling diesel cars that emitted excess pollution, although the amount awarded was only part of what was requested.
They are about 350 people who refused a $ 10 billion group settlement with a German automaker who agreed to buy hundreds of thousands of their cars after admitting to using illegal software to trick the United States during pollution tests in September 2015.
On Monday, VW said it was glad the jury rejected most of the owners’ claims, but would appeal for a decrease in this figure.
“These plaintiffs suffered minimal losses and were rightly deprived of the unjustified unforeseen income they were seeking. Today, the plaintiff’s attorney demanded millions of dollars in damages, ”VW said.
“The jury correctly rejected this request. Despite this, this award exceeds clear constitutional restrictions, and we will ask the court to reduce it accordingly. ”
The scandal so far has cost VW more than 30 billion euros (34.2 billion dollars) in the form of fines and foreclosures. In May 2019, he allocated an additional 5.5 billion euros for contingent liabilities, as he still faced fines and lawsuits around the world.
Separately, VW and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Monday that they could not come to an agreement to settle a lawsuit by the SEC accusing Volkswagen and its former CEO Martin Winterkorn of investor fraud in U.S. bonds. SEC and VW have proposed a timetable according to which a case can be brought to court in 2023.
Last week, a federal judge approved a separate settlement of $ 96.5 million. US Between VW and Owners of 98,000 Cars That Have Marked Fuel Economy That Overstated
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