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VW Rebuffed by Full 9th Cir. on Counties’ Diesel-Cheat Suits (1)

Aug. 25, 2020, 3:26 PM; Updated: Aug. 25, 2020, 5:15 PM

Suits against Volkswagen and related companies by Florida and Utah counties alleging the companies used software updates to cheat on diesel vehicles’ emissions tests will proceed without additional review from the Ninth Circuit.

VW intends to seek review by the U.S. Supreme Court, the company said in an emailed statement.

The three U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit judges who unanimously revived the anti-tampering suits declined Monday to revisit their decision, and said no other member of the court asked for a vote to rehear the cases en banc.

The panel’s June 1 opinion acknowledged the potential for...

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