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Diesel scandal: motorists gain victory against Daimler

The Stuttgart regional court has sentenced to Daimler due to an improper shut-down device to damages in the amount of up to € 40,000. Observers now expect furth

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Diesel scandal: motorists gain victory against Daimler

The Stuttgart regional court has sentenced to Daimler due to an improper shut-down device to damages in the amount of up to € 40,000. Observers now expect further lawsuits against the car maker.

Three judgments of the regional court of Stuttgart, and bring the car manufacturer Daimler in distress. The district court will evaluate, according to information from the NDR and the "süddeutsche Zeitung" a distinctive feature of Mercedes diesel engines, the so-called thermal Windows, improper shut-down device, and condemned the company to pay damages.

This software function provides in certain Mercedes-diesel engines, the exhaust gas purification is reduced at low temperatures. This is necessary in order to protect the engine, so the Argument of the manufacturer. The court noted for the first time clearly, that it is an illegal defeat device. Daimler was sentenced to compensation payments to the car buyers of between 25,000 and 40,000 Euro.

by order of the Federal motor transport Daimler hundred had to call thousands of vehicles.

"Absolute breakthrough" for more lawsuits?

A court spokesman said on request, there are many more lawsuits are pending. He expected, moreover, with a significant number of new plaintiffs. The Munich-based lawyer Thorsten Krause, who is involved in one of the three now determined procedure, called the verdicts an "absolute breakthrough". Many buyers of Mercedes-Diesel-cars have only been waiting for such a decision, so Krause.

A Daimler spokeswoman said, however, that the group would be going against all of the judgments in appeal. The company could not understand the decision"". To date, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer was able to fend off most lawsuits. The manufacturer insists on its Position, it had failed - in contrast to Volkswagen - counter-no statutory provisions. However, Daimler Europe had to call back nearly 700,000 vehicles on the arrangement of the force travel Federal office. Also, the company legally is going on.

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