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VW to Ask SCOTUS to End Ohio Suit for $1 Trillion Fine (2)

June 29, 2021, 3:57 PMUpdated: June 29, 2021, 5:29 PM

Volkswagen AG lost an appeal over Ohio’s lawsuit seeking to impose a $350 million-per-day fine over the company’s diesel emissions software Tuesday and intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court for review of the state top court ruling.

The Ohio Supreme Court allowed the state attorney general’s suit to proceed, saying the federal Clean Air Act doesn’t preempt state law.

VW has asked the nation’s top court to review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a similar case, involving suits by two counties under state and local anti-tampering laws. Auto industry groups and ...

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