Court strikes down ruling forcing Volkswagen to pay Czech consumers damages

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The Prague City Court ruled on Thursday to strike down an order for Volkswagen to pay Czech consumers over 500 million crowns ($21.27 million) in damages for the Dieselgate affair, news website www.idnes.cz reported.

It stated the court invalidated a lower court decision on procedural grounds and sent the case back to the lower court for a another consideration, idnes.cz stated.

VW admitted using illegal software to cheat U.S. diesel engine tests in 2015, a scandal which has cost it over $30 billion in vehicle refits, fines and provisions.

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