Government Sues Volkswagen Over Equipment Designed To Cheat Emissions Tests

(January 5, 2016, 1:18 PM EST) -- DETROIT — The federal government sued Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries in federal court in Michigan on Jan. 4, claiming that the manufacturer violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) by installing software in its vehicles that was designed to cheat emissions tests (United States of America v. Volkswagen AG, et al., No. 16-cv-10006, E.D. Mich.).

(Complaint available. Document #08-160115-013C.)

The government says in its complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, that since 2009, Volkswagen equipped approximately 500,000...
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