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Judge dismisses Volkswagen diesel suits filed by U.S. communities

From Reuters - April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge late Monday dismissed environmental lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) over excess diesel emissions by Salt Lake County, Utah and Hillsborough County, Florida.

The automaker praised the decision and said it will seek the dismissal of other pending lawsuits by local communities. U.S. Judge Charles Breyer said emissions rules were properly enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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