Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen Group of America
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$69,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
November 14, 2017
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Volkswagen agreed to pay $69 million in settlement of allegations it violated New Jersey's clean air laws and defrauded customers by selling vehicles with devices that cheated emissions tests. New Jersey brought a stand-alone lawsuit in state court rather than join the multistate attorneys general action over the same allegations.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New Jersey
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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