The car manufacture Volkswagen (VW) can expect requests for damages that will reach a total of 1.4 billion euros. This is according to an estimate by the SQ Law legal cabinet. De Morgen reported on this story on Saturday. The total sum was calculated based on what the German company’s American customers received following the engine fixing scandal.
An agreement between VW and American authorities reached last week allocated 5,000 dollars of damages to every American that bought one of the cars with a fixed diesel engine.
Lawyers Geert Lenssens and Laurent Arnauts are preparing to take the manufacturer to court, to try and makes sure the compromise reached in the United States is also applied to Belgium and the rest of Europe. They estimate that the financial impact on the Belgian market would be around 1.4 billion euros.