The green-black government calls in the Wake of the diesel scandal of Volkswagen for 1400 cars damages. The announced lawsuit was filed by the end of 2018 at the regional court of Stuttgart, informed the press-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

Secretary of state Gisela Splett (Green) said, on the complaint of the state budget code and the right of the green commit-and-black government, to be responsible and careful with the taxpayers ‘ money to deal. The country, therefore, compensation in the low two-digit million range for the claim. An exact sum was not disclosed.

The lawsuit relates to the country – for example, for the police – purchased and leased diesel vehicles, mainly the VW brand, and also a few from Skoda. Volkswagen rejected in the past, and demands. The Details of the claim you do not know. The company is of the view that there is for claims of customers affected there is no legal basis, said a spokesman from VW.

Just had submitted more than one Thousand VW owners, a pattern declaratory action against the group. Also, the state of Thuringia does not exclude, according to information of the Central German broadcasting (MDR), an action for damages against the company. The spokesman of the Thuringian Ministry of the interior, Oliver Löhr, said the MDR, however, details are yet to come and it is also unclear whether there is even a lawsuit. First of all, needs to be clarified, whether it would be worth a lawsuit.


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