MADRID — A Spanish courtroom has ordered Volkswagen to pay 16.Three million euros ($19.eight million) in compensation to individuals in Spain who purchased vehicles with emissions-cheating units put in, shopper group OCU mentioned.
VW will enchantment the ruling, an organization spokesman mentioned.
After a five-year authorized battle, a Madrid courtroom discovered that VW had engaged in anti-competitive enterprise practices and ordered the automaker to pay 3,000 euros in damages to every OCU member affected, the group mentioned in a press release on Monday.
VW admitted in 2015 to utilizing unlawful software program to cheat U.S. diesel engine assessments, a scandal that has thus far price it greater than $30 billion in car refits, fines and provisions. Almost all U.S. house owners of affected vehicles agreed to participate in a $25 billion settlement in 2016.
Final 12 months Germany’s highest courtroom for civil disputes dominated that VW had to pay compensation to house owners of autos with rigged diesel engines within the nation.