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A German court said Wednesday that Volkswagen (VW) faces over USD $8.2 billion in damage claims from investors over its emissions scandal. Roughly 1,400 lawsuits have been filed at the Braunschweig court near VW’s Wolfsburg headquarters. Plaintiffs allege that VW did not inform shareholders quickly enough of the impending scandal. The biggest single claim was [...]

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A Volkswagen (VW) engineer pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the US, commit wire fraud and violate the Clean Air Act by implementing software in the manufacturer’s vehicles that could cheat US emissions tests. James Robert Liang was indicted in the Eastern District of Michigan in June, [...]

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sued Volkswagen AG (VW) and its local subsidiary on Thursday for misleading customers. The suit alleges that VW engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, made false or misleading representations and engaged in conduct liable to mislead the public in relation to diesel vehicle emission claims. Specifically, the ACCC [...]

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The District Court in Braunschweig, Germany, ruled Monday that a collective complaint against Volkswagen AG (VW) may move forward. Like US-style class-action lawsuits, the collective complaint was launched on behalf of multiple investors who lost money following the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Unlike US-style class-action lawsuits, a German court must choose one case to decide [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a $15 billion settlement between German automaker Volkswagen AG (VW) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , California officials and consumers. Judge Charles Breyer’s ruling allows attorneys to begin gathering information from nearly 500,000 consumers [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed suit Tuesday against Volkswagen AG (VW) for false advertising. VW’s sales have taken a major hit in the US since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed in September that VW had been cheating on diesel-emissions tests , contradicting the company’s claims that its diesel vehicles were “green.” More [...]

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