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Deutsche See, an environmentally conscious fish distributor, became Volkswagen’s first major German customer to sue VW over misrepresenting their vehicles as being environmentally friendly. Deutsche See’s complaint alleged “malicious deception” and was filed at the regional court in Braunschweig, near Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg headquarters. Deutsche See, which leases 500 vehicles from VW, stated that it “only [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency released a statement Thursday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of installing and failing to disclose engine software that lead to increased emission of nitrogen oxides in roughly 104,000 diesel-powered vehicles. The affected vehicles include Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks from model years 2014 to 2016. Cynthia Giles [...]

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The US Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that six high-ranking Volkswagen (VW) employees were indicted for their roles in a potential conspiracy to cheat emissions testing. At the same time as the announcement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that VW pleaded guilty to three criminal felony charges and to pay a multi-billion dollar penalty. [...]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, a German citizen, on Saturday on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States . Schmidt, who was arrested in Florida, is accused of participating in a conspiracy to keep American regulators from finding out that diesel cars were programmed to cheat on [...]

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Lawyers representing a German owner of a diesel-powered Volkswagen (VW) vehicle equipped with a software that could cheat emissions tests filed the first lawsuit seeking compensation for damages on Tuesday. According to the Braunschweig district court , the German firm MyRight filed on behalf of only a single VW consumer effected by the scandal. Although [...]

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The European Commission on Thursday announced plans to take action against seven member states for failing to fulfill their obligations under EU law when they did not set up penalty systems to deter manufacturers from violating the legislation, particularly after Volkswagen (VW) was investigated for implementing software in its vehicles that could cheat emissions tests. [...]

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