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Attorney General Madigan Sues Volkswagen Over Environmental Impact of Diesel Emissions Scandal

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)--November 7, 2016.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America Inc. for tampering with vehicle emissions controls in its 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter Volkswagen and Audi diesel engine cars sold nationwide.

Madigan's complaint was filed in Cook County Circuit Court and seeks civil penalties for Volkswagen's violations of state environmental laws by tampering with vehicle emissions controls.

Volkswagen branded the diesel cars as environmentally friendly, but equipped them with software that allowed the vehicles to pass . . .

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