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Court has jurisdiction over VW and Audi defendants (access required)

Three German auto makers established sufficient contacts with the state, including marketing and advertising, to make them subject to the Virginia court’s specific jurisdiction. Background Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“VWGoA”) is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (“VW AG”) and Audi Aktiengesellschaft (“Audi AG”) (together, the “German defendants”), which also owns Audi of America, LLC (“Audi”). The ...