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Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Current Parent CompanyVolkswagen
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Penalty: $10,033,000,000
Year: 2016
Date: October 25, 2016
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: As part of the resolution of multi-district litigation stemming from its use of emissions-cheating devices, Volkswagen agreed to spend $10 billion to buy back thousands of cars and provide cash compensation to customers. This was part of a larger $14.7 billion settlement announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (see separate entry).
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 Current Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
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