DOJ, EPA Settle With Caspers Over Emissions Device

Law360, New York (July 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached a settlement with a small Illinois company that manufactured an electronic device that could override cars' built-in emission control mechanisms.

The settlement bars the company from making the device, known as the O2 Sim, in the future; requires it to repurchase existing O2 Sims; and to pay a civil fine in excess of $74,000. The “landmark settlement” is “the first of its kind,” the DOJ said.

Casper's Electronics Inc. sold the O2 Sim, which...
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