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Investors took Volkswagen to court last month to seek compensation for the hit to the car-maker's share price from its diesel emissions scandal. Plaintiffs are holding out hopes for billions of dollars in damages. Shareholders representing 1,670 claims are seeking $10.7 billion in damages over the scandal, which broke in September 2015 and has cost Volkswagen 27.4 billion euros in penalties and fines so far. It is likely, however, that only some of the claims will be taken into account because of the statute of limitations, according to presiding judge Christian Jaede.