VW Emissions Suits Not Preempted, NJ Appeals Court Says

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (July 17, 2017, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Volkswagen lost its bid to toss two consumer fraud lawsuits against the automaker over its emissions cheating scandal on Monday when a New Jersey appeals court rejected the company's argument that the federal Clean Air Act preempts such state court actions.

The three-judge appellate panel affirmed trial court rulings denying motions by Volkswagen Group of America Inc. to dismiss the complaints from David L. and Luis M. Felix and Eduardo Deang, finding that the cases are not barred by the act's prohibition on efforts by any...
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