Top German Court Won't Extend Deadline For Dieselgate Suits

Law360, London (December 17, 2020, 5:24 PM GMT) -- Germany's top court has decided not to extend the deadline for car buyers to sue Volkswagen over an emissions-cheating scandal that has cost the automaker billions, finding on Thursday that a driver waited too long to claim for damages.

The Federal Court of Justice refused to extend Germany's three-year statute of limitations for car buyers to file lawsuits against VW over the so-called Dieselgate scandal, ruling that a driver did not need to investigate the company more closely to appreciate that his vehicle was one of several million equipped with illegal engine control software.

The court said in a statement after the...

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