Diesel scandal: the Czechs made a breakthrough



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They were to be compensated to the Czech Czech owners of the Skoda and VW cars affected by the Volkswagen diesel scandal, according to a first-instance trial of a Czech court, the Reuters news agency quoted the Czech news portal article www.seznamzpravy. cz on Wednesday.

The District Court of Prague, based on the report of www.seznamzpravy.cz, upheld the claim for damages brought against the Volkswagen Group in a collection action.

According to the decision, 2435 owners of Czech motor vehicles representing 533 million crowns (21 million euros) are entitled to compensation in the collection process. The decision is final, subject to appeal.

"We have been able to break the legal consequences of the diesel scandal in Europe," says Seznam, citing Frantisek Honsa, a lawyer representing the claimants. "We achieved the same result as in the United States."

The news portal report was not commented on by the Reuters news agency, either by Skoda Auto, a Czech subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, or by the VW brand spokesman or the Prague District Court. The plaintiffs' lawyer was unable to reach the news agency.

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