‘The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: Will it become a matter of European contract law?’

“In the past two years, I have worked on the legal consequences of the Volkswagen scandal. I have focused here and here primarily on whether the corporate social responsibility policy of Volkswagen, in which the company has outlined its commitment to environmental protection, can have legal consequences under EU private law. To that end, I predicted that the EU unfair commercial practices directive has the potential to remedy the detrimental consequences for consumers. Ella Rosenberg has argued on the MEPLI blog in a similar direction. In the meantime, much has happened in the context of the Volkswagen consumer litigation that has made me revisit this prediction …” (more)

[William Bull, M-EPLI Blog, 26 October]

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