Texas County Sues Automaker for $100M Over Doctored Diesels

The Texas county that includes Houston sued Volkswagen Group of America Inc. for $100 million, claiming the carmaker’s cheating on emission controls worsenedpollution in the area. It’s believed to the the first government claim stemming from the VW emission scandal, according to county officials.

The county is seeking penalties of as much as $25,000 a day for an estimated 6,000 diesel-powered Volkswagen autos sold there since 2009, Vince Ryan, the county attorney, said in an emailed statement.

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