'Dieselgate' Stalled Sales, VW Salespeople Say In Class Action

Law360 (May 23, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT) -- News that Volkswagen rigged U.S. diesel emissions tests — a scandal sometimes referred to as “Dieselgate” — has harmed the “hardworking men and women who make their livelihood selling vehicles in the Volkswagen brand” and led to reduced sales, according to a consolidated class action filed in California federal court on Tuesday.

The proposed class of Volkswagen salespeople is the latest to join a sprawling multidistrict litigation launched against the automaker and its executives following its 2015 announcement that the company deliberately installed software designed to cheat federal and state emissions tests in nearly 600,000 of its model year 2009 to...

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