In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Litigation

The court has specific jurisdiction over German auto companies that alleged installed a “cheat device” on vehicles to feign compliance with American emissions standards. The court has jurisdiction under Virginia’s long-arm statute because the defendants allegedly disseminated fraudulent advertising within the Commonwealth. They created substantial contacts with Fairfax County, and the complaint alleges that separate corporate entity structure is blurred as to aspects of marketing and advertising.

Motion to dismiss denied.

In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Litigation, No. CL16-9917, Oct. 4, 2018. Fairfax (White).

Categories: Opinions, Virginia Circuit Courts

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