Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$570,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
June 28, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Volkswagen agreed to pay $570 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that the company sold and leased certain diesel vehicles equipped with illegal and undisclosed emissions defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions standards. This was part of a larger $14.7 billion settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-volkswagen-ag

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.