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Volkswagen loses bid to block investigators examining legal files

Reuters  |  KARLSRUHE, Germany 

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen has lost a legal challenge to prevent prosecutors from examining unpublished documents about its emission scandal, with Germany's top court ruling on Friday that files seized from a U.S. law firm may be reviewed.It means the information from the files may be made public as part of any criminal proceedings, thus providing more ammunition for shareholders and car owners seeking damages. Shortly after the dieselgate scandal broke in September 2015, VW hired law firm Jones Day and advisory firm Deloitte to investigate the issue and look at who was ...

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First Published: Fri, July 06 2018. 20:02 IST