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Volkswagen scandal: Top court rules on Dieselgate damage claims

Germany's top court has ruled that people who bought a VW car after the Dieselgate scandal erupted in 2015 are not entitled to compensation. It's the latest in a string of key cases linked to the emissions controversy.

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