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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.  

 

Judge says energy companies bilked California out of $1.1 billion

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Thursday, April 14, 2016 Under: Energy

A federal hearing officer has ruled that two energy companies defrauded the state of California out of $1.1 billion on a series of long-term electricity contracts that state officials signed at the height of the energy crisis.

The ruling, an initial decision by an administrative law judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, found that Shell Energy North America and Iberdrola Renewables LLC conned state officials during negotiations over long-term energy deals. The Shell contract represented an “excessive burden” on California ratepayers totalling $779 million, wrote administrative law judge Steven Glazer. The Iberdrola contract was $371 million more than it should have been, he wrote.

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ReadA federal hearing officer has ruled that two energy companies defrauded the state of California out of $1.1 billion on a series of long-term electricity contracts that state officials signed at the height of the energy crisis.

The ruling, an initial decision by an administrative law judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, found that Shell Energy North America and Iberdrola Renewables LLC conned state officials during negotiations over long-term energy deals. The Shell contract represented an “excessive burden” on California ratepayers totalling $779 million, wrote administrative law judge Steven Glazer. The Iberdrola contract was $371 million more than it should have been, he wrote.

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