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VW Urges U.S. High Court to Review Ohio Ruling on Diesel Lawsuit

Sept. 1, 2021, 8:29 PM

The Clean Air Act blocks Ohio from suing to impose a $350 million-per-day fine over Volkswagen AG’s diesel emissions software, contrary to a ruling of the state’s top court, VW and related companies told the U.S. Supreme Court in a petition for review.

The potentially trillion-dollar case joins another VW petition at the Supreme Court on the same issue in two counties’ lawsuits that could also carry significant financial consequences. The justices have asked for the federal government’s views in that case.

The Ohio Supreme Court “held that all 50 states and thousands of local governments may freely regulate manufacturers’ ...

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