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Loose Change: VW vows to appeal ruling allowing local emissions suits

June 2, 2020
Volkswagen is vowing to appeal an appellate panel ruling that allows local governments to sue the German automaker for installing emissions defeat devices on millions of vehicles, potentially increasing the company’s liability beyond the $20 billion it paid in a landmark settlement with EPA over the cheating scandal in 2016. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in a June 1 ruling rejected VW’s arguments that the Clean Air Act preempts similar suits for...

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