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Maryland reaches $33.5M ‘defeat devices’ settlement with Volkswagen (access required)

Volkswagen AG will pump $33.5 million into Maryland’s economy under a settlement the German automaker reached with the state to resolve allegations it violated environmental laws by installing devices designed to cheat required diesel emissions tests between 2009 and 2015. ...

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VW executive pleads guilty in emissions scandal (access required)

DETROIT (AP) — A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. Shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing red prison garb, ...

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TEMPLATE: Law story (from wire) (access required)

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don’t cheat on emissions ...

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$15B Volkswagen emissions settlement clears 1st hurdle (access required)

SAN FRANCISCO — A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back ...

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Maryland sues Volkswagen for dirty diesel deception (access required)

Maryland will seek billions of dollars in penalties from automaker Volkswagen AG for using “defeat devices” to conceal illegal amounts of emissions produced by thousands of vehicles purported to have “clean diesel” technology, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Tuesday. ...

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Leonid Bershidsky: Lawsuit may scare VW out of US (access required)

The U.S. government’s lawsuit against Volkswagen threatens the German automaker with such heavy penalties that, in hindsight, it may not have been worth it for VW to be present in the U.S. market at all. The lawsuit describes known facts. VW installed special ...

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U.S. sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean air violations. The civil complaint against the German ...

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