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Italia: The Court of Venice rejects a class action in a scandal involving fixed engines in diesel cars (Altroconsumo / Volkswagen)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. At the end of February 2016, hundreds of plaintiffs from fifty US states filed a class action lawsuit against the Volkswagen group in connection with the scandal of the rigged engines equipping its diesel cars, in addition to the FTC's complaint seeking compensation for consumers for damage resulting from the group's unfair and misleading practices. More recently, in Germany, 278 institutional investors have decided to take action against the group and the law firm representing them has also filed complaints under the "model procedure" for shareholders. Some time ago, the Paris Bar Association launched a platform to enable litigants to join

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Silvia Pietrini, Italia: The Court of Venice rejects a class action in a scandal involving fixed engines in diesel cars (Altroconsumo / Volkswagen), 4 November 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79549, pp. 230-231

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