TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 15, 2019
Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Bosch, the company that facilitated the implementation of the defeat device software in more than 600,000 Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler vehicles, will pay the State of Tennessee $2,291,760 in consumer and environmental civil penalties. The agreement also includes precedent-setting injunctive terms and requires Bosch to maintain robust processes to monitor compliance and to refuse to accommodate requests for software development and programming that could result in the installation of defeat device software. Under the multistate agreement involving Tennessee and 49 other jurisdictions, Bosch will pay a total of $98.7 million in civil penalties.