Lawsuits filed in RI, other states against Volkswagen

By News Staff

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A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Volkswagen owner and lessees regarding the emissions scandal.

Plaintiff firm Motley Rice LLC has filed class actions in eight states for alleged consumer fraud and breach of contract regarding the scandal.

The actions were filed in New York, Rhode Island, and South Carolina, and together with co-counsel in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The class actions seek to hold Volkswagen accountable for lying to its customers.

“Owners of VW diesel cars were duped and now they are stuck in vehicles that do not perform as promised or intended. Rather than being "clean diesel" they are spewing out pollution at alarming rates and Volkswagen has no fix," said a Motley Rice lawyer.

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