Full 9th Circ. Asked To Rethink VW Post-Sale Tampering Spat

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Volkswagen told the Ninth Circuit that auto manufacturers would have to contend with regulatory chaos and billions in pile-on penalties if the court allows two counties to sue Volkswagen for anti-tampering law violations based on post-sale updates to its vehicles' emissions controls.

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. on Thursday petitioned the Ninth Circuit for a panel rehearing or a rehearing en banc to undo a June 1 decision reviving lawsuits from Salt Lake County, Utah, and the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Florida.

The automaker contends that the decision will lead to regulatory chaos, which Congress sought to avoid when...

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