Indidana receives multi-million dollar settlement over consumer and environmental improprieties

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INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) — Indiana is receiving $2.5 million dollars after a settlement was reached with Fiat Chrysler and supplier Robert Bosch.

Indiana was part of a $171-million settlement after a lawsuit stemming from an illegal emission “defeat device” software used by both Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen in their diesel vehicles.

The two-year investigation awarded a payout to 52 jurisdictions nationwide. The state’s attorney general Curtis Hill said the settlement represents their hard work to protect consumers and defend the rule of law.

“Whenever businesses take unfair advantage of Hoosier consumers or otherwise disregard Indiana state laws, they should anticipate that our office will come after them hard for whatever damages they have done,” Attorney General Hill said.

The Attorney General’s office said Indiana’s settlement prohibits Fiat Chrysler from engaging in future unfair or deceptive acts and practices in connection with its dealings with consumers. It also requires Fiat Chrysler to carry out its obligations under a related settlement agreement in the Multidistrict Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Jacob Burbrink

Jacob Burbrink

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