ONTARIO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 6, 2017, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Randall H. Warner issued an order denying Volkswagen's motion to dismiss the State of Arizona's claim for civil penalties arising from Volkswagen's, Audi's, and Porsche's false advertising of their diesel vehicles' emissions. The State of Arizona has alleged that Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche engaged in a massive false advertising campaign claiming that their diesel vehicles were clean, green, and environmental friendly. In reality, the emissions scandal has revealed that these vehicles were not clean, green, or environmentally friendly - a fact Volkswagen concealed by use of a testing "defeat device." Under Arizona's Consumer Fraud Act, Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche are potentially liable for up to $10,000 for each false advertisement. Stephen Larson and Richard McCune issued a joint statement stating: "We are pleased with the Court's ruling, and look forward to being able to present our case in trial."
The State of Arizona is represented in the action by the State's Attorney General Office, and Outside Counsel Larson O'Brien, LLP, and McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP. The Court's order is available at