SCOTUS turns away VW appeals over emissions scandal suits

Source: Seattle Times

“The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from Volkswagen that sought to stop state and local lawsuits related to the 2015 scandal in which the automaker was found to have rigged its vehicles to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The court’s action allows suits by Ohio, Salt Lake County, Utah, and the environmental protection agency in Hillsborough County, Florida, which includes Tampa, to continue. A lower court said Volkswagen could face ‘staggering liability’ over the state and local claims. The company argued that federal law gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, not state and local officials, authority to regulate its conduct.” (11/15/21)

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/justices-turn-away-vw-appeals-over-emissions-scandal-suits/