Volkswagen Appeals Emissions Audit at Highest Germany Court -Sueddeutsche Zeitung

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Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) is petitioning Germany's constitutional court to reverse the appointment of a special auditor who would investigate the car maker's management in its diesel emissions scandal, according to reports by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and public broadcasters NDR and WDR.

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--In November, a lower court, the higher regional court of the city of Celle, had accepted a motion by three Volkswagen shareholders to appoint the special auditor, the newspaper reports.

--Volkswagen has requested that the special auditor not start his work until the constitutional court, which is Germany's highest court, has made a ruling on the appeal, according to the newspaper.

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December 29, 2017 05:09 ET (10:09 GMT)