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Porsche Dealers File Lawsuit After Emissions Controversy

Porsche Dealers File Lawsuit After Emissions Controversy

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Car dealers working for Porsche Korea have filed for damages against their employer, as the scandal involving the doctoring of emissions results left them unable to sell the vehicles. Porsche officials were charged with falsifying results to help cars meet Korea’s environmental standards. This is the first time that [...]

More German Car Owners to File Lawsuit Against Manufacturers

More German Car Owners to File Lawsuit Against Manufacturers

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean consumers will file a compensation lawsuit next week with a local court against three German automakers accused of lying about diesel emissions and collusion, a local lawyer said Friday. Six people who own Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes Benzes are expected to file their case [...]

Court Rules against Plaintiffs in Damages Suit against Volkswagen

Court Rules against Plaintiffs in Damages Suit against Volkswagen

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court has ruled against dozens of South Koreans who sued the local unit of German carmaker Volkswagen for infringing on their right to health by rigging emissions data, officials said Tuesday. The Seoul Central District Court said that there is not sufficient evidence to corroborate the plaintiffs’ [...]

Court Holds First Hearing on Compensation Suit Against Volkswagen

Court Holds First Hearing on Compensation Suit Against Volkswagen

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court on Friday held the first hearing on a compensation suit filed by hundreds of South Korean customers against German carmaker Volkswagen over vehicles with manipulated emissions data.  During the hearing held at the Seoul Central District Court, a total of 259 plaintiffs demanded the cancellation of [...]

Volkswagen Offers $900 Vouchers to Emissions Scandal Victims

Volkswagen Offers $900 Vouchers to Emissions Scandal Victims

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Audi Volkswagen Korea has finally come up with a solution to save itself from plunging consumer confidence – an 871-dollar (1 million won) voucher to each of its car owners as part of a program rather ironically dubbed the “We Care Campaign” – the first compensation of any kind [...]

Volkswagen Exec Visits Seoul Prosecutors’ Office, Apologizes

Volkswagen Exec Visits Seoul Prosecutors’ Office, Apologizes

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A senior executive of German carmaker Volkswagen visited Seoul prosecutions’ office on Wednesday and apologized to South Korean customers for the emissions scandal surrounding some of its vehicles.  Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, a member of Volkswagen AG’s Board of Management, visited the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office to discuss [...]

S. Korea Approves Volkswagen’s Recall Plan on Faked Emissions Vehicles

S. Korea Approves Volkswagen’s Recall Plan on Faked Emissions Vehicles

SEJONG, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government said Thursday it has approved German carmaker Volkswagen’s recall measures for its sports utility vehicles that were found to have been sold in the country using fake emissions-related documentation.  The Ministry of Environment said the recall plan for 27,000 Tiguans submitted by the auto giant [...]