VW Settlements Shouldn't Affect Emissions Suits, Court Told

Law360, New York (January 9, 2018, 2:19 PM EST) -- Two counties in Florida and Utah on Monday urged a California federal court to keep alive their claims in multidistrict litigation alleging that Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche installed illegal “defeat devices” to cheat on vehicles’ emissions tests, saying that the claims are not barred by the Clean Air Act or settlements the automaker previously reached.

The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Florida, and Salt Lake County, Utah, said the court should reject the automaker’s bid to toss their suits, as past settlements or fines paid...
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