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W.Va. AG Files Complaint over Volkswagen Emissions

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The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office has filed a civil complaint against 

  Volkswagen of America, Inc. over the automaker’s emissions-rigging scandal.

The Kanawha County Circuit Court complaint alleges that the company violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. It seeks civil penalties of $5,000 per violation and costs related to the investigation, litigation and administration of the matter.

The complaint also seeks refunds for West Virginia consumers who bought Volkswagen’s TDI clean diesel vehicles.

U.S.-based Volkswagen spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said Monday that the company doesn’t comment on pending or active litigation.

The German automaker has admitted it rigged diesel emissions technology to pass U.S. smog tests.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the complaint on Monday in a news release.