VW to face suit from U.S. states over diesel emissions, Maryland attorney general says

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UPDATED: 7/18/16 5:07 pm ET - adds details

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement that his state and others plan to sue Volkswagen AG over the environmental damage done by the carmaker's so-called defeat devices designed to cheat pollution-control tests.

Frosh said Maryland is acting in coordination with the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, among others.

He said a press conference is scheduled for Tuesday to release more details about the suit.

New York state said last month it had reached a "partial settlement" with the automaker -- joined by 43 other states -- worth a total of $603 million.

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