Industry Cites Air Act Preemption In New Test For Emissions Cheating Suits

November 14, 2023
The automobile and other industry groups are urging an appellate court to dismiss a consumer lawsuit seeking damages from General Motors (GM) for allegedly cheating on emissions limits, in a new legal test over whether the Clean Air Act preempts such claims after Volkswagen lost its bid to dismiss suits brought by local governments seeking additional penalties for similar cheating. In a Nov. 2 amicus brief , the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation urge the...

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