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Update on our appeal in the 9th Circuit Volkswagen Diesel Fraud Case

The Appellate Panel consolidated our Bosch appeal with the Volkswagen appeal and a decision should be announced soon.  If successful the appeal would set aside the largest consumer fraud settlement in history while leaving Volkswagen on the hook.  The settlement allowed Volkswagen to "hide and conceal" claims from the Court and Settlement Master Robert Mueller. 
We filed an action in Butte County yesterday with the intent of having a jury decide punitive damages. We would be the first party to bring the defeat device case to jury trial.  Peer reviewed studies proved thousands of people with lung diseases died from the fraud.  

 

California opens access to public business conducted on private devices

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Thursday, March 9, 2017 Under: Business
Communications by government officials in California who use personal devices or email accounts to conduct official business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Record Acts.

In a unanimous decision welcomed by transparency advocates, the California Supreme Court overturned an appellate court ruling. “If public officials could evade the law simply by clicking into a different email account, or communicating through a personal device, sensitive information could routinely evade public scrutiny,” the Supreme Court wrote.

The California court’s ruling applies to all public entities in the state -- from utilities, school districts, city, state and county agencies. It also covers social media accounts because it focuses on the content of the communication rather the type of account used in preparation or transmission.

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