Originally published by Forbes In all of the dieselgate scandal, this news was a real surprise: Yesterday evening in the U.S., or in the middle of the night in Germany, “Volkswagen Group of America announced the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO,” and that he “will be leaving to pursue other opportunities effective immediately.” Wondering why, German reporters called this [...]
Law360, New York (March 9, 2016, 8:12 PM ET) -- Volkswagen AG's top U.S. executive, Michael Horn, embroiled for the past five months in a massive controversy over the company’s alleged cheating of emissions standards through software installed in its diesel vehicles, has left the company after two years as its CEO, Volkswagen said in a statement on Wednesday. Horn, [...]
Originally published via New York Times The head of Volkswagen’s American operations, a central figure in the carmaker’s effort to repair relations with dealers and customers after an emissions scandal, unexpectedly stepped down on Wednesday. The sudden departure of the executive, Michael Horn, adds to the strategic uncertainty for Volkswagen, particularly in the United States, where sales have been plummeting [...]
Current owners and lessees of TDI vehicles affected by the emissions issue are eligible for the TDI Goodwill Package. Click here to download a PDF copy of Volkswagen’s TDI Customer Goodwill Package, which contains FAQs on eligibility and the process.
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In order to increase its US market share above the usual 2%, Volkswagen introduced a new four-cylinder 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel Engine. The diesel engine was advertised by Volkswagen to burn ultra-low-sulfur fuel, to have direct injection technology and to be extreme efficiency. Volkswagen claimed it had ushered in a new era of diesel, clean, efficient and powerful, averaging 40 [...]
The article cited here makes the point that justices have law and precedents that must be followed when writing their opinions. The author of this article believes that Justice Clarence Thomas has abandoned those principles and is making up law consistent with his own personal agenda, especially when dealing with constitutional issues. This approach to the court’s rulings can cause many problems in [...]