VW fights ‘draconian’ SEC sanction bid in emissions case | Reuters

Volkswagen AG has asked a U.S. judge to reject what the German automaker called a “draconian” bid from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to punish the company for an employee who allegedly refuses to be questioned as part of the agency’s VW emissions cheating scandal case.

VW said in a filing on Friday in San Francisco federal court that the company had “repeatedly” asked employee Thorsten Duesterdiek to sit for a deposition in the litigation or sign a sworn declaration. VW said German law bars the company from taking any adverse action over his alleged refusal to testify.

Source: VW fights ‘draconian’ SEC sanction bid in emissions case | Reuters