PARIS -- The Paris Court of Appeal rejected a request by Volkswagen Group to dismiss charges of deception in a diesel-emissions investigation in France, the automaker said.
VW had argued it could not be charged a second time, having already been hit with a 1 billion euro ($1.1 billion) fine in Germany in the same case in 2018.
VW admitted in 2015 that about 11 million cars worldwide were fitted with software that cheated diesel-emissions tests designed to limit nitrogen oxide (NOx) car fumes between 2009 and 2015.
The scandal sparked the biggest business crisis in the company's history, costing the company more than 32 billion euros in vehicle refits, fines and legal costs as it triggered legal cases in several countries.
VW, as it responded to the Paris court's decision, said it would continue to challenge the court's finding.