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Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

By Ryan Beene and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG’s top U.S. lawyer and the leader of its emissions-testing lab in California are among the employees whose mobile devices were either lost or erased as the company’s diesel cheating scandal emerged, according to court records made public on Thursday. David Geanacopoulos, VW Group of

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VW Asks Top Court to Bar Prosecutors’ Use of Raid Material 

By Karin Matussek, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG asked Germany’s highest court to issue an interim order blocking Munich prosecutors from using material seized during a raid of the offices of its law firm, Jones Day. VW filed for the emergency ruling and has said it will also file a constitutional complaint, the tribunal’s spokesman Michael

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VW’s $4.3 Billion U.S. Deal Completed With Court’s Approval

By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG will pay a $4.3 billion penalty for misleading U.S. regulators and customers about its diesel engines’ emissions after a federal judge approved the company’s plea deal, moving the carmaker closer to resolving one of the biggest scandals in automotive history. U.S. District Judge Sean

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VW’s U.S. Diesel Accord to Be Overseen by Ex-Enron Prosecutor

By Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg News When Volkswagen AG is sentenced in the U.S. on Friday for rigging emissions tests, it will get a court-appointed monitor to make sure it stays in its lane. That person, according to two people familiar with the matter, is a former chief of the government’s prosecution of Enron who more

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VW Slams Prosecutors’ Raid of U.S. Law Firm Amid Scandal Probe

By Christoph Rauwald, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG pushed back against German prosecutors following a raid of a local office of Jones Day, the U.S. law firm the carmaker has hired to investigate the roots of its diesel-emissions scandal. “We view the move by Munich prosecutors as unacceptable in every respect,” VW said in an emailed

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VW Judge Approves $1 Billion Drivers’ Diesel-Cheating Accord 

By Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG won a U.S. judge’s preliminary sign-off on its $1 billion settlement with about 78,000 drivers of premium diesel Audis, VWs and Porsches over the company’s emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer on Tuesday set a May 11 hearing to consider final approval of a deal that resolves

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Why It Seems Like Open Season on Car Companies: QuickTake Q&A

By Kartikay Mehrotra and David Welch, Bloomberg News  Sometimes it can seem like the entire automotive industry is under investigation. Volkswagen is racking up fines and has had seven executives indicted for the tricks it played to enable its diesel-powered vehicles to pass emissions tests. Audi — a VW unit — also is accused of similarly rigging

A new Volkswagen e-Golf electric automobile, produced by Volkswagen AG (VW), is transported on an elevation platform as new VW automobiles sit in storage bays inside one of the automaker's glass delivery towers at the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Friday, April 29, 2016. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

VW Litigation Shows How the U.S. System Is Better for Plaintiffs

By Karin Matussek, BloombergBusinessweek Andreas Tilp was born in Plochingen, Germany, studied law a short train ride away in Tübingen, and works in the neighboring town of Kirchentellinsfurt. In what could be the biggest case of his decades of practice, he’s representing hundreds of clients in a lawsuit against that most German of companies, Volkswagen,

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VW’s German Execs Gird to Face Questions From U.S. Authorities

By Tom Schoenberg and Alan Katz, Bloomberg News Dozens of Volkswagen AG officials in Germany have hired U.S. criminal defense lawyers as the Justice Department ramps up meetings with managers to gather evidence that may lead to charges against executives, people familiar with the matter said. U.S. authorities have traveled to Germany to arrange interviews with

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Why It Seems Like Open Season on Car Companies: QuickTake Q&A

By Kartikay Mehrotra and David Welch, Bloomberg News Sometimes it can seem like the entire automotive industry is under investigation. Volkswagen is still making amends for the tricks it played to enable its diesel-powered vehicles to pass emissions tests. Audi — a VW unit — is now accused of similarly rigging gasoline-fueled cars. Fiat-Chrysler is being

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