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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

VW Suit Dismissed

FRANKFURT () -- German carmaker Volkswagen suffered another legal blow Wednesday in its fight against rival Adam Opel AG when a judge dismissed its lawsuit charging the unit of U.S. carmaker General Motors Corp. with defamation.

VW immediately said it would appeal the decision to a higher German court in the latest twist in a protracted legal battle in the United States and Germany over allegations that some top GM officials left the carmaker for VW with secret documents. VW has vehemently denied the charges.