EU Court Says Mercedes Must Pay Damages In Diesel Lawsuit: Report

  • The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Mercedes Benz Group MBGYY should pay compensation for unauthorized shutoff devices in diesel cars, if the buyer has been damaged.
  • The case was brought to a court in Ravensburg, Germany, by the purchaser of a used Mercedes whose exhaust gas recirculation system operated within a temperature range but reduced recirculation in lower temperatures, leading to raised nitrogen oxide emissions, reported Reuters.
  • The German court had asked ECJ if the purchaser had a right for compensation under EU law.
  • Also Read: German Court Says Volkswagen's Emission Software is Faulty
  • The ECJ, in its reply, said the vehicle owners had the right to such compensation, which has to be upheld by the member states.
  • Germany's federal court, which had previously rejected the claim for damages, has scheduled a follow-up hearing for May 8.
  • Price Action: MBGYY shares closed higher by 0.60% at $18.54 on Monday.
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