U.S. judge approves $15B settlement in Volkswagen emissions scandal


A U.S. federal authority in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most petitions against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer traced the order Tuesday approving the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history.

Almost 475,000 owners of VWs and Audis with 2-litre four-cylinder diesel appliances now will be able to seek buybacks of their vehicles starting next Tuesday.

Most of the possessors are expected to sell their cars back to VW after the com ny recognized cheating on emissions testing and putting dirty cars on the road. In into the bargain to having their cars bought back, owners can each get spondulix yments of $5,100 to $10,000 US.

“The settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate,” Breyer ignored in his order, posted Tuesday morning by the court.

VW will y attorney prices and costs, including up to $324 million US in fees and $8.5 million in out-of-pocket fetches.

Larger engines not included

The settlement releases legal claims from most of the 2-litre VW possessors, but it doesn’t affect larger 3-litre six-cylinder diesels, which also cheated on examinations. The settlement also doesn’t end any claims against rts supplier Robert Bosch, which pre red up the cheating software.

The order says that 336,612 owners of 2-litre diesels entertain registered for the settlement and 3,298 have opted out.

Canadian owners of VW channels involved in the scandal are still waiting on news of a settlement here.

Stay week, Volkswagen Canada and rties involved in class-action lawsuits in Ontario and Quebec were listed to give updates in court on a proposed deal to compensate the roughly 100,000 VW possessors affected by the emissions-cheating debacle, but the updates were put off.

A lawyer involved in the Ontario lawsuit told CBC Bulletin last week that the hope was to have something firmed up Dialect anenst despite affected 2-litre vehicles by the next scheduled court date on Dec. 19.

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