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AG Beshear Sues Volkswagen for deceptive consumer practices

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky is going after Volkswagen. 

Attorney General Andy Beshear says the company and its brands, Audi and Porsche, intentionally deceived Kentucky consumers. He has filed a lawsuit claiming Volkswagen fraudulently promoted some of its cars as having clean diesel technology.

Volkswagen has admitted that this claim was dishonest. 

The cars had rigged software that cheated emissions tests.

The company sold or leased 580,000 of these vehicles in the United States and 11 million worldwide. There are nearly 3,800 affected vehicles registered in Kentucky. The lawsuit will provide an avenue for restitution.

It also asks for an injunction to stop the company from doing anything similar in the future.

You can view a copy of the lawsuit here

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