South Korea To Sue VW Over Emission Scandal

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South Korean Volkswagen (VW) car owners have decided to sue the German carmaker over emission scandals. The lawyer, Jason Ha, said that the lawsuit will be filed in a federal court in New Jersey later this week.

The lawsuit will be filed in collaboration with Quinn Emanuel, a well known firm that handles business litigation and arbitration. This news was reported by the Xinhua news agency.

Jason says that VW car owners are seeking punitive damages after the carmaker has deceived the world with a software that was installed to pass emission tests illegally. Over 420 South Koreans have filed a suit against the VW group in Seoul.

Customers who own cars made by VW are demanding the purchase contract to be nullified and their money returned.

Volkswagen will recall 95,581 VWs and 29,941 Audis in South Korea, according to information given by the environment ministry of South Korea.

The German carmaker earlier admitted that 11 million cars are affected globally, with the defeat device installed, that helped the company rig emission tests.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 11:40 [IST]
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