Compliance Lessons From Toyota's Clean Air Act Settlement
Law360 (February 23, 2021, 4:26 PM EST) -- On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $180 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. and related entities.
On the same day, the DOJ filed a proposed consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that, if judicially approved, will resolve a decade of Clean Air Act violations stemming from Toyota's failure to report emission-related defects.
As part of the settlement, Toyota admitted that, between approximately 2005 and 2015, it routinely filed late emission defect reports "and, in many cases, failed to file such reports at all."...
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