Volkswagen and the Department of Justice agree that the US District Court in Detroit, MI, would be a good location to combine the class-action lawsuits against the automaker.
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GM is paying a $900-million settlement to the US government and agreeing to three years of oversight to deal with a criminal investigation into the automaker's handling of the ignition switch recall. The company is also spending $575 million to deal with two civil cases.
A Subaru dealer in California is being sued by Subaru of America in US District Court, for allegedly falsifying 224 customer satisfaction surveys last year. The scheme wasn't hard to discover because all of the questionnaires were submitted from the IP address of a showroom owned by the same business.
Four Chrysler dealers shuttered during the automaker's bankruptcy have one less obstacle in their way to reopening following a US appeals court ruling. However, they still have to work things out with FCA.