Class action for Italian VW buyers
The first German class action involving over 400,000 consumers, has not been decided, as is generally known in Germany. VW has reached an agreement with the consumer association and offered a settlement to all consumers who bought their cars in Germany. However, all consumers from abroad were excluded from the settlement. The class action was then withdrawn by the German Consumer Centre.
In order to protect the rights of Italian consumers, we have now filed a separate action for a declaratory judgment on behalf of the South Tyrolean consumer association with the aim of declaring that the compensation principles established by the Federal Court of Justice also apply to Italian consumers.
The judges will now have to examine whether German law can be applied to "scandal diesel" bought in Italy.