JPMDL Centralizes Volkswagen Emissions Suits In California

(December 17, 2015, 11:12 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Dec. 8 centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California 63 cases accusing Volkswagen Group of America, Volkswagen AG and affiliated companies of using software in certain vehicles in order to evade emissions requirements by engaging full emissions controls only when emissions testing occurs (In Re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672, JPMDL).

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No party opposed centralization. However, the...
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