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- May 16, 2014
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Uwe: As I read Jack's link, EZ Lynk is the manufacturer and seller of the product. US Government is suing EZ Lynk - but how does this sit with the liability for the buyer's decision to install said product?Gosh, you'd almost think the people behind this knew what they were doing would illegal in the US.
Now the question becomes: What can the EPA actually do about this? I would suppose they can easily get a judgement in a US court, but enforcing it or collecting any fines levied might be more difficult.
Of itself, EZ Lynk's device doesn't do anything until a buyer decides to install the software (I would expect that in a litigious country like USA - there are notices all-over the product warning of the impact of using the software).
And if the litigation succeeds, what about the maufacturers of those auto Start-Stop kill switches which it could be argued have a similar impact of the environment?