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Court strikes down ruling forcing Volkswagen to pay Czech consumers damages

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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