Tuesday August 11, 2020

Volkswagen faces billions of dollars in penalties from US lawsuit

The civil complaint filed on Monday outlines penalties that could amount to as much as $80 billion

5th January, 2016
Volkswagen is being sued for installing illegal devices meant to defeat emissions testing

The US Justice Department sued Volkswagen for installing illegal devices meant to defeat emissions testing, and laid out claims that could push penalties into the tens of billions of dollars – an opening salvo in a legal battle that could be far more costly for the German carmaker than had been expected.

The civil complaint filed on Monday accuses the carmaker of four violations of the Clean Air Act and outlines penalties that could amount...

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