Professor Hecht Quoted in The Drive on Civil Suit Against Volkswagen

January 25, 2016—Emmett Institute Professor Sean Hecht was quoted in The Drive on how the civil suit against Volkswagen, lodged by the Department of Justice on behalf of the EPA, seeks maximum penalties already in the double-digit trillions, and growing.

“Demonstrating that a higher penalty at some point might be counterproductive for VW to be environmentally compliant and successfully run its business is a very common tactic,” said Professor Hecht, “and sometimes it’s a successful one, and sometimes it’s even truthful.”