Volvo Contests $72M Clean Air Act Penalty At DC Circ.

Law360, Washington (December 11, 2013, 7:19 PM EST) -- Volvo Powertrain Corp. urged the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to reverse a $72 million fine imposed against it after a federal judge found it had violated a Clean Air Act consent decree tied to the manufacture of diesel engines.

Volvo counsel Aaron M. Streett of Baker Botts LLP told a three-judge panel that U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth impermissibly expanded the terms of the 1999 decree by applying its terms to nonconforming engines manufactured by an independent Volvo company, Volvo Penta.

Judge Lamberth had ruled...
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