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July 6, 2016

In the News Today – July 6, 2016

  • Attorney Fees To Be Included When Determining Punitive Damage Awards in CA: The Supreme Court of California recently held that attorney’s fees should be included in the calculation of the punitive to compensatory damages ratio by the trial court after the jury renders its punitive damages verdict. (Lexology)
  • Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Not to be Replicated in Europe: Volkswagen’s CEO Matthias Mueller has rejected calls for the carmaker to compensate customers in Europe over the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scandal along the lines of its $15 billion deal in the United States. Mueller stated that there is a “different situation here (in Europe)… in the U.S. the (emission) limits are stricter, which makes the fix more complicated.” (Reuters)

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