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Class Action/Mass Torts

Volkswagen Sued by West Virginia Over Clean Diesel Scam; Up to 46 States, Including Illinois Attorney General, Seeking Details from Automaker

West Virginia sued Volkswagen for deceiving car buyers after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the automaker had installed software to hide that its diesel engine vehicles exceeded pollution standards. The state's Attorney General is seeking restitution for VW customers who paid up to nearly $7,000 extra for cars that supposedly had clean diesel engines. Researchers at West Virginia University reportedly used technology pioneered...
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Robert Clifford Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Volkswagen Class Action Litigation

Robert A. Clifford spoke to a Wall Street Journal reporter about the possibility of the numerous class actions filed around the country and said, "'No doubt about it, there will be an MDL here.'" An MDL is a multi-district litigation action whereby the federal courts consolidate all similar actions before a single judge to hear the matter. Clifford went on to say, "'This case will...
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