Federal Judge Remands Volkswagen Emissions Suits, Finds No Federal Question
Mealey's (June 2, 2016, 12:42 PM EDT) -- ROANOKE, Va. — A federal judge in Virginia on May 31 remanded two lawsuits against Volkswagen Group of America Inc. over its alleged implementation of software designed to cheat emissions tests, ruling that the plaintiffs’ claims do not raise a federal question (Willard Claytor, et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Nos. 16CV00197, 16CV00198, W.D. Va.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71037).
(Opinion available. Document #08-160610-010Z.)
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