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VW mega-lawsuit to be heard in California

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A federal district court panel on Tuesday consolidated cases in a mega-lawsuit against global automaker Volkswagen, seeking damages for the company's deliberate misleading of regulators on emissions.

All cases in the litigation, a whopping 500 class-action lawsuits, will be centralized in the Northern District of California court, a U.S. multidistrict court decided on Tuesday.

Those 500 cases represent hundreds of thousands of class members and plaintiffs, according to lawyers.

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