Mass. Judge To Weigh Impact Of New Subaru On Car Data Law

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By Chris Villani (October 28, 2021, 3:00 PM EDT) — A Massachusetts federal judge will reopen evidence in an auto industry suit challenging the state’s expanded “Right to Repair” law after the attorney general argued a new Subaru model shows compliance is relatively simple.

Despite having concluded the bench trial and two sets of closing arguments over the summer, U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock wants to hear more about the car, which the state claims shows manufacturers can follow the law by disabling so-called telematics systems in the vehicles.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, which represents big-name car brands like General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Volkswagen AG, has argued…

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