Monday, 01 February 2021 17:23

VW Looking at Hundreds of Billions in Penalties

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


...$127 billion per year, over a multi-year period."


The state of Ohio filed suit based on allegedly deceptive updates and recalls of 2009-2015 diesel vehicles that were illegally marketed and sold to 14,000 Ohio residents.


VW argues Ohio cannot regulate automakers because that job belongs to the federal government and the U.S. Clean Air Act.


As with the lawsuit involving counties in Florida and Utah, the Ohio case was originally dismissed but revived by an appeals court, this time by the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals.


The appeals court said the federal Clean Air Act applied to the VW vehicles when they were sold as new. But the act allegedly has nothing to do with emissions regulations for vehicles already on the roads.


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