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VW Gets Leg Up In State Suits After Wyo. Dismissal

Law360, New York (September 5, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT) -- The dismissal of the state of Wyoming’s suit against Volkswagen over its diesel emissions scandal marks a rare win for the German automaker in the fallout over its so-called defeat device software and gives it a new weapon in fighting other states’ suits, experts say.

Volkswagen AG successfully argued that Wyoming’s suit — seeking what could have added up to billions in penalties for alleged violations of its anti-tampering laws — was preempted by the Clean Air Act, winning the suit’s dismissal with prejudice from multidistrict...
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