DOJ Hits VW With Clean Air Act Suit Over Emissions Cheating

Law360, New York (January 4, 2016, 1:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday sued Volkswagen for allegedly equipping hundreds of thousands of its vehicles with special electronic equipment designed to evade emissions testing.

A 2013 Volkswagen Passat is evaluated at an emissions test lab in September 2015. (Credit: AP) Volkswagen AG in September admitted that it has been cheating vehicle emissions standards by installing software in at least 11 million of its diesel cars — nearly 600,000 of which were sold in the U.S. — allowing the vehicles to emit more toxins into the air after they leave environmental agencies' testing laboratories and are out on the roads....

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