Compliance Lessons From Toyota's Clean Air Act Settlement

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 4:26 PM EST) -- On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $180 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. and related entities.[1]

On the same day, the DOJ filed a proposed consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that, if judicially approved, will resolve a decade of Clean Air Act violations stemming from Toyota's failure to report emission-related defects.[2]

As part of the settlement, Toyota admitted that, between approximately 2005 and 2015, it routinely filed late emission defect reports "and, in many cases, failed to file such reports at all."[3]...

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