Fiat, GM Suits Show Emissions Saga Unlikely To End Soon

Law360, New York (May 31, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Allegations of emissions cheating recently lobbed at Fiat Chrysler America and General Motors by regulators and consumers, along with a recent study revealing diesel vehicles in global markets produce far more emissions than expected under regulatory limits, signal the defeat-device problem will likely continue to plague the industry.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in late May formally accused Fiat Chrysler of installing defeat devices to circumvent emissions standards after months of investigation, and in the same week, GM was also hit with a proposed class action accusing it of using similar software in some of its models of diesel trucks, making it the...

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