Scandal

Transportation • Cars & Automobiles
2020-05-25T21:18:02+00:00
Volkswagen loses first German 'dieselgate' case
Person holding black Volkswagen steering wheel
Person holding black Volkswagen steering wheel Credit: Julian Hochgesang

Germany's top civil court has ruled that Volkswagen must pay compensation to a motorist who had bought one of its diesel minivans fitted with emissions-cheating software. The ruling sets a benchmark for about 60,000 similar cases in Germany.
The company promised "appropriate offers" to those affected. In a statement, Volkswagen said: "Now aims to soon bring these cases to a close in agreement with the plaintiffs,"

Law
2020-05-21T16:28:07+00:00
Actress Lori Loughlin agreed to serve prison time as part of a plea deal in the college admission scam

“Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to serve prison time as part of a plea deal in the college admissions bribery case, according to court papers filed Thursday.
Loughlin agrees to serve two months in jail while her husband, Giannulli, has agreed to serve five months. The plea deal still needs to be approved by the judge this Friday.