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Republican AGs Seek to Unplug the DOE’s Fuel-Economy Rule for Electric Vehicles

A group of 13 Republican AGs and the American Free Enterprise Chamber of Commerce filed a petition for review of the DOE’s Petroleum-Equivalent Fuel Economy Calculation final rule—which provides the procedures for calculating values for the fuel economy of electric vehicles. According to the petition for review, the DOE allegedly lacked authority to impose a…

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Allegedly NOx-ious Defeat Devices Prove Costly for Engine Manufacturer

California AG Rob Bonta and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) settled with Cummins Inc. to resolve allegations that the engine manufacturer violated California consumer protection laws and the state’s Health and Safety Code by installing illegal defeat devices to bypass vehicle emissions control equipment in diesel engines on certain RAM pickup trucks, leading to…

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FTC is Riding Shotgun with Potential Car Buyers

The FTC finalized a new rule intended to protect consumers buying a new car from unlawful and deceptive sales tactics pursuant to its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act to prescribe rules relating to unfair or deceptive practices by motor vehicle dealers. The Combating Auto Retail Scams Trade Regulation Rule (CARS Rule) prohibits dealers from using…

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Republican AGs Appeal for an End to California’s Advanced Clean Truck Rule

A group of 18 Republican AGs filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a consolidation of five cases that challenge the EPA’s decision to grant California a Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver that allowed the state to enact vehicle emissions standards more stringent than those imposed by the…

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Pregnancy Discrimination Targeted by Washington AG Ferguson

Washington AG Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC accusing the auto parts retailer of violating the state’s Healthy Starts Act, Law Against Discrimination, and Consumer Protection Act by refusing to reasonably accommodate its pregnant employees. According to the complaint, O’Reilly routinely rejected pregnant employees’ requests for workplace accommodations, including the ability…

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