State AG Database – Florida

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The following is a list of major actions undertaken by the Florida Attorney General to ensure that environmental laws are fully implemented and enforced:

Lawsuits v. Other Public Entities

Miami-Dade County Clean Water Act Settlement (2013): Florida AG and U.S. government reached settlement with County of Miami-Dade regarding violations of federal and state water pollution laws at three wastewater treatment plants.

Lawsuits v. Private Actors

Settlement with Volkswagen for Emissions Defeat Devices (2016): Settlement of consumer protection claims raised by a multi-state coalition of state attorneys general against Volkswagen for selling vehicles equipped with “defeat device” software intended to circumvent emissions standards and concealing this software from regulators and the public.

Settlement, Connecticut v. Hyundai Motor Co. (Conn. Super. Ct. 2016): Multi-state settlement of consumer-protection claims against car manufacturers that overstated their vehicles’ fuel efficiency.

Settlement, Deepwater Horizon Lawsuit (2016): Multi-state consent degree settling civil claims between gulf states and BP for civil penalties and damages to natural resources.