Dieselgate rumbles on

Swiss consumer protection organisation SKS has filed a claim on behalf of some 6,000 car owners seeking damages from Volkswagen AG and Swiss car dealer AMAG according to Reuters.

The claim, relating to the Dieselgate emissions scandal, has been lodged with the Zurich commercial court.

SKS said it was assuming damages amounted on average to 15% of the initial retail price of the vehicles concerned and that, together with insurance companies supporting the legal action, it wanted to give Swiss-based car owners the possibility to enforce their rights without disproportionate financial risk.

Meanwhile, Reuters also reports that Germany’s highest court has rejected a bid by Volkswagen AG to suspend the work of a special auditor appointed to investigate management’s actions in the scandal.