TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (March 30) dismissed two men’s compensation claims for an unregistered Lamborghini Aventador that was seized by authorities in 2013 and destroyed in 2017.
One of the claimants surnamed Lin (林) was driving his NT$15 million ($525,000) Lamborghini in late 2013 when he was flagged down by the police, CNA reported. The Taipei City Traffic Arbitration Bureau fined Lin NT$3,600 because the car was not registered, then seized the vehicle in accordance with the Road Traffic Management Law and punishments.
Lin appealed the ruling, but it was rejected by the Traffic Arbitration Bureau. He then filed an administrative complaint against the decision, but later lost the case in court.
He filed several appeals, but lost them all, resulting in his car being impounded, according to CNA.
In 2014, Lin transferred ownership of the Lamborghini to another man named Yuan (原), but the Traffic Arbitration Office destroy the vehicle in 2017.
Yuan and Lin then jointly sued for damages asking the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and the Traffic Arbitration Board to pay them a total of NT$15 million in compensation for the loss of the vehicle. .
The district court ruled Wednesday against the two plaintiffs on the basis that they could not prove that MOTC and the traffic arbitration board violated the Administrative Procedure Act and related regulations, according to CNA. The decision can still be appealed.