U.S. Legal Risk

Death by a Thousand Lawsuits

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VW on trial in the United States.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    A wave of lawsuits and criminal and regulatory probes threatens to overwhelm Volkswagen amid its diesel emissions scandal.

  • Facts


    • The U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and regulators in 50 states are all investigating VW in the dieselgate affair.
    • Volkswagen executives in America for could be arrested and detained in connection with the scandal while other VW employees may not be allowed to leave.
    • Several European firms such as Daimler, Siemens and Swiss bank UBS ran afoul in the United States, but emerged after paying fines and hiring compliance monitors.
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