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Riley Williams & Piatt Files Class Action Against Volkswagen

Riley Williams & Piatt has filed a class-action lawsuit for Tom Richards against Volkswagen of America, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Mr. Richards seeks to represent all Hoosiers who have purchased a Volkswagen from 2009 - 2015. “I’m very upset,” Mr. Richards stated in response to a reporter’s question. Mr. Richards purchased a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Only recently did he learn that the vehicle had been equipped with a “defeat device” that allowed it to pass EPA standards for testing, while putting out pollution 40 times higher than EPA requirements.

“I’ve had a couple of VW’s before and was very pleased with the cars that I’ve had. But this one now, it’s not what I want. It’s not what I bought. It’s not what I want,” said Richards. “Volkswagen decided to lie to 11 million American consumers and I don’t know how many Hoosiers. But, the vehicle was engineered to lie. Volkswagen set out to do something incredibly wrong,” stated William Riley.