News Digest Item
01 Nov 2018

Germans to vent Volkswagen fury in mass dieselgate suit

AFP / The Business Times / Consumer associations (VZBV)

German consumer groups have filed the country’s first class action lawsuit against VW over the emissions cheating scandal, reports newswire AFP in an article carried by the Business Times. "Volkswagen will remember this day as the moment the kid gloves of the politicians were replaced by the boxing gloves of consumer advocates," Klaus Mueller of German consumer federation VZBV told DPA news agency. The legal action has been made possible by new legislation taking effect on November 1 that was hurried through to beat a year-end statute of limitations for claims against VW.  

Read the article in English here.

Find the VZBV press release in German here.

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