Emissions Scandal Fallout

Volkswagen must face a proposed class action suit brought by a bonds-purchaser who sold the bonds for a loss following the auto manufacturer’s emissions scandal, a federal court in California ruled. The claims are based on Volkswagen’s failure to disclose that it had secretly installed devices in cars to mask “unlawfully high emissions.”

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State Secrets

A U.S. District Court improperly dismissed a case and quashed a subpoena relating to an ongoing criminal investigation in Poland, where the plaintiff was subjected to torture, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The plaintiff is currently in detention at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

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