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Emissions Standards

An appeals court in Texas dismissed the state’s claims against Volkwagen Germany and Audi Germany over the car manufacturer’s installation of software in diesel cars that evaded compliance with federally mandated emissions standards. The companies’ activities were not “purposefully directed at Texas,” so its contacts with the state are “insufficient to confer specific jurisdiction.”

AUSTIN, Texas — An appeals court in Texas dismissed the state’s claims against Volkswagen Germany and Audi Germany over the car manufacturers' installation of software in diesel cars that evaded compliance with federally mandated emissions standards. The companies’ activities were not “purposefully directed at Texas,” so its contacts with the state are “insufficient to confer specific jurisdiction.”

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