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Fifth trial trial Car interests postponed

The Groningen court postponed the ruling in the fifth trial. The Mercedes 240 D from Bart Kouwenhoven was central to this. Photo: Bart Kouwenhoven
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The court in Groningen has announced that it will postpone the decision in the fifth trial process of Car Interests. On September 17, Bart Kouwenhoven, owner of a Mercedes Benz W123 240 D from 1984, stood at the "fence". Together with Stichting Autobelangen, De Drent started the test process to obtain a better arrangement for him and his fellow sufferers.

The Groningen court postponed the ruling in the fifth trial. The Mercedes 240 D from Bart Kouwenhoven was central to this. Photo: Bart Kouwenhoven
The Groningen court postponed the ruling in the fifth trial. The Mercedes 240 D from Bart Kouwenhoven was central to this. Photo: Bart Kouwenhoven

“Need more time"
Autobelangen says in a bulletin that “one of these days the results of the test process should be received. The court in Groningen has announced that it needs more time to arrive at a balanced judgment. “Exciting”, says Autobelangen. "It would be great if that postponement worked out well for us now."

"Possible appeal"
Car interests also let it be known that a negative result could lead to the consideration of "appealing in this matter." A number of issues underlie that possible intention. “The Ministry of Finance has supported our financial analysis. And with regard to the environmental argument, the Volkswagen diesel scandal can have a considerable impact. "

"Postponement of legal judgments sign of more care"
The postponement of legal decisions - also the postponed decision in the appeal brought by the KNAC on the environmental zone issue is an example - seems to be a clear signal. The data shows that from the legal side the problems and lack of clarity surrounding environmental measures and tax legislation with regard to “older cars” are raising more and more questions. In any case, the courts concerned will exercise greater care to arrive at a balanced judgment. More than appears to have been the case in the recent past.

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