On October 13, 2015 the Environmental Defense Center and Keller Rohrback L.L.P. notified global coating company General Magnaplate of EDC’s intent to sue the company for allegedly operating its electroplating facility in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.
Today federal regulators announced that additional Volkswagen vehicles, as well as Porsche vehicles, allegedly violate emissions standards. The Environmental Protection Agency’s notice indicates that Volkswagen’s alleged diesel emissions cheating extends well beyond smaller passenger vehicles and also includes SUVs such as the 2014 VW Touareg and 2016 Audi Quattro.
Tuesday night, attorneys from Keller Rohrback L.L.P. filed a lawsuit on behalf of 14 people in 10 states, against automaker Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”) for selling and leasing Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars equipped with unlawful “defeat devices.”
In the wake of the announcement of EPA’s Notice of Violation against Volkswagen, last Friday, September 18, 2015, Volkswagen responded to consumers’ outrage with an apology by their CEO, Mark Winterkorn “I would like to make a formal apology to our customers, to the authorities, and to the general public for this misconduct.”
Keller Rohrback is investigating allegations that automakers Volkswagen AG (ETR:VOW3), Audi AG (ETR:NSU), and Volkswagen Group of America (“Volkswagen”) included unlawful software in diesel vehicles to circumvent emissions standards.