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Volkswagen offered €830-million settlement for German diesel cases

2020-02-14 14:59

German prosecutors said on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 they had charged three Volkswagen managers and three employees with fraud as part of their investigation into the massive "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal. RONNY HARTMANN / AFP

Car giant Volkswagen said Friday it had offered €830-million to settle a mass lawsuit from German customers over its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

But the proposed settlement with consumer group VZBV, representing 400 000 plaintiffs in a first-of-its-kind grouped proceeding, "failed" because of "disproportionate" pay demands from the VZBV's lawyers, a VW spokesman added.


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