VW Settles With US Dealerships In Diesel Emissions Case

Law360, San Francisco (August 25, 2016, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Embattled automaker Volkswagen AG told a California federal judge during a hearing on Thursday that it has reached a settlement with more than 650 U.S. franchise dealerships to buy back cars rendered unsellable by its diesel emissions scandal, saying that the agreement will be filed with the court before October.

The deal creates a formula for payments from a settlement fund within 18 months as well as a plan to buy back used diesel cars under the same terms available to owners of 2.0-liter vehicles per a $14.7 billion settlement in June. VW attorney Robert J. Giuffra Jr. of Sullivan & Cromwell...

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