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AM Roundup: Volkswagen to Pay Another $1 Billion

Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news:

VW buy-back: Volkswagen agreed to pay around $1 billion to repurchase or fix an additional batch of diesel-powered vehicles tainted with emissions-cheating software, resolving what had become a sticking point more than a year into Volkswagen’s diesel-emissions crisis. [WSJ]

Unrevealing: A newly unsealed search-warrant application in the Clinton probe confirms the FBI found thousands of emails potentially linked to Hillary Clinton on a laptop used by Anthony Weiner but doesn’t offer any new revelations or insight. [WSJ]

“It is salt in the wound to see FBI rationale was this flimsy,” Clinton’s former spokesman said. [Politico]

Russian hacking: An ad-fraud-detection firm claims that a Russian hacking operation has been defrauding online advertisers in the U.S. of more than $3 million a day. [WSJ]

Climate change: Eight Seattle children should have “their day in court” to argue that Washington state isn’t protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. [AP]

Back to work: D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland will start hearing cases again in mid-January. [BuzzFeed]

Flint water: Michigan’s attorney general brought criminal charges against former Flint emergency managers over the water-contamination crisis. [WSJ]

Trump U settlement: Donald Trump’s $25-million settlement with former Trump University students won preliminary court approval. [Bloomberg]

Juvenile lifers: A Pittsburgh man sent to prison for life as a teen for a 1979 murder and later resentenced wants Pennsylvania’s top court to take jurisdiction over his case and all others like it. [Post-Gazette]

Drone records: A federal appeals court in New York shut the door on the ACLU’s case seeking information on drone killings. [CNS]

Man’s best friend: “Dogs are wonderful creatures,” read the first line of a ruling from a Canadian judge. [WaPo]

(via WSJ)