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Riley Williams & Piatt has filed a class-action lawsuit for Tom Richards against Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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.