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Illinois, other states hit roadblocks pursuing environmental claims against VW

Illinois, other states hit roadblocks pursuing environmental claims against VW

Nearly three years after Volkswagen was caught marketing “clean diesel” vehicles equipped with software to beat emissions testing, Illinois and other states are hitting legal obstacles in their attempts to get restitution from the German automaker for allegedly violating state environmental regulations.

Illinois’ effort suffered a setback earlier this month when a Cook County judge dismissed a lawsuit the state attorney general’s office filed against VW in November 2016. Seeking up to $1 billion in restitution, Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office alleged the company violated Illinois law by tampering with emission control devices on nearly 19,000 clean diesel vehicles sold in...

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