Superme Court rejects Volkswagen appeal

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Volkswagen AG to avoid lawsuits in three states over the emissions cheating scandal.

The company has admitted to and fired employees who rigged emissions testing to give false data about diesel engines.

Counties in Florida and Utah along with the state of Ohio are trying to hold the company liable for violating local laws on emission controls.

Volkswagen Group of America Inc has argued in court that only the federal government can prosecute them under the Clean Air Act.

And the company has already settled with the EPA for over $20 billion.

The company has also settled claims in New Hampshire and Montana.

In the wake of the 2015 scandal, the company has moved away from diesel engines and is moving to all electric in the coming years.

The Chattanooga plant will produce the full-electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV in 2022.

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