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Volkswagen Appeals Rejected as High Court Allows Emissions Scandal Suits

November 15, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected two appeals from Volkswagen AG, leaving intact rulings that let state and local governments sue over a diesel-emissions cheating scandal that already has cost the German automaker more than $23 billion.

The justices without comment on Nov. 15 refused to hear arguments by Volkswagen and several company units that the U.S. Clean Air Act provides a broad shield for automakers from state and local liability over updates to vehicle emissions systems.

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