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VW, Audi Face Skepticism in Bid to Nix Emissions Software Suit

Feb. 22, 2022, 6:59 PM

Some Texas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday challenged Volkswagen AG and Audi AG’s argument that a state court is not the proper place to hear a lawsuit over the “diesel cheat” software update that resulted in a $20 billion settlement with the EPA.

Volkswagen AG and Audi AG allegedly distributed software that would defeat emissions testing in its “clean diesel” vehicles. Texas used the state’s anti-tampering law to sue the companies after they tried to distribute the software through a recall.

Volkswagen settled criminal and civil cases in 2017 brought by the Environmental Protection Agency, but it failed to get ...