DaimlerChrysler Settles Emission Charges For $1.2M

Law360, New York (April 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- DaimlerChrysler AG has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle charges that it didn’t immediately notify the Environmental Protection Agency about emission defects in certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

According to a consent decree that was approved Sunday by Judge Henry H. Kennedy of the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., DaimlerChrysler violated the Clean Air Act by not handing in a timely emission defect information report.

“Implementation of this consent decree will avoid prolonged and complicated litigation between the United States and Mercedes-Benz,” Judge Kennedy wrote. “This...
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