Federal Trade Commission v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has negotiated a final agreement with Volkswagen as part of the largest false advertising case in FTC history. According to the FTC's suit, Volkswagen advertised certain vehicles as compliant with emissions regulations and environmentally friendly, but programmed the vehicles' emission control systems to circumvent regulatory limits. As the result of settlements negotiated with the FTC, Volkswagen will pay more than $11 billion in total compensation to vehicle owners who purchased the contested vehicles. Analysis Group affiliate James Levinsohn served as an expert for the FTC in its suit, and was supported by an Analysis Group team that included Vice President Dov Rothman and Manager David Toniatti.