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Texas Sues Volkswagen Claiming Deception, Diesel Pollution

  • State seeks fines for 32,000 doctored diesels in Texas
  • Texas attorney general part of 45-state probe of Volkswagen
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Texas joined the Volkswagen AG litigation bandwagon Thursday, accusing the company’s U.S. unit of violating state consumer protection laws and clean air standards by using rigged software in some of it diesel vehicles.

The state’s claims, in two lawsuits by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in state court in Austin, follow similar actions brought by West Virginia on Friday and a separate case by the county that encompasses Houston.