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Volkswagen hit with Australian lawsuit over emissions scandal

  • Troubled German carmaker Volkswagen has been hit with its first Australian class action lawsuit for selling vehicles that contained emissions defeating devices. Bannister Law on Monday said it has filed two class actions against the German auto-giant in Australia's federal court which could amount to billions of dollars in financial compensation for the estimated 91,000 affected local cars. "In supplying cars containing the defeat device, the statutory guarantee was not complied with. If we're successful on that part of the claim, the customer may be entitled to a refund of the purchase," class principal Charles Bannister said in a statement. (Source: IANS)