The Ministry of Transport and the companies operating the failed car toll have not been able to agree on a regulation of mutual claims. Now the federal government is suing the companies – the case is going to court.
The dispute over compensation for the failed car toll must be brought to an arbitration tribunal. The upstream dispute settlement procedure had failed, said a spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of Transport. The federal government, for its part, has now submitted an arbitration claim against the companies involved in the planned toll. The newspapers of the Funke media group had previously reported on this development.
The ticket marketer Eventim and the Austrian toll controller Kapsch are demanding more than 560 million euros in damages from Germany for lost profits. The Ministry of Transport denies the claims and, in turn, accuses the company of breaches of contract, which now also result in a lawsuit and demands, as the spokeswoman said. She did not want to give any information about the amount.