Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$1,600,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 23, 2017
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Volkswagen agreed to pay $1.2 billion in cash and an estimated $400 million in incentives to compensate dealerships affected by the automaker's emissions cheating scandal.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
3:15-md-02672
Case Name: 
IN RE: Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
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: 
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