Forum damni in case of damage due to a (software) defect in a car: ECJ 9 july 2020, C-343/19, ECLI:EU:C:2020:534 (VKI/VW)

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Abstract

Damage, consisting of the decrease in value due to a (software) defect in a Volkswagen, occurs at the moment of purchase. This is not pure financial damage, but material damage leading to a loss of value. The place where the damage occurs is the Member State where the affected party purchased the defective
product from a third party (a car dealer). With this judgment, the Court has again solved one piece of the Article 7 point 2 jigsaw puzzle, but does this judgment fit in seamlessly?
Translated title of the contributionForum damni in case of damage due to a (software) defect in a car: ECJ 9 july 2020, C-343/19, ECLI:EU:C:2020:534 (VKI/VW)
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15-Oct-2020

Court cases

TitleHet forum damni bij schade door sjoemelsoftware
CourtHof van Justitie Europese Unie
Date of judgement02/07/2020
ECLI IDECLI:EU:C:2020:534

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