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Travis County sues Volkswagen

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County is taking Volkswagen to court over the automaker’s admitted gaming of U.S. emissions tests. After discussing the issue with fellow members of the Commissioners Court during executive session on Tuesday, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt announced a resolution directing county attorneys to file civil action against Volkswagen Group of America and Audi of America for alleged violations of state environmental statutes. Travis County isn’t the first in Texas to go after the German companies. Harris County and Fort Bend County are also pursuing legal action, although they recently found their efforts drawing fire from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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