September 19, 2017 / 12:42 AM / 10 months ago

Judge blocks U.S. from sharing VW diesel discovery with German law firm

A federal magistrate judge has denied a request by the Department of Justice to share discovery obtained in the United States during litigation over Volkswagen’s diesel emissions fraud with a law firm representing the DOJ in a securities case in Germany.

The United States, one of 1,600 plaintiffs in the German case, retained a local law firm to recoup alleged losses incurred by a U.S. employees’ retirement plan, which held VW stock listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

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