VW's $1.2B 3-Liter Emissions Deal Gets Hearty Approval

Law360, San Francisco (February 14, 2017, 8:00 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday rewarded attorneys with Valentine's Day flowers and the preliminary approval of a class action settlement worth at least $1.22 billion concerning 80,000 3.0 L Volkswagen cars implicated in the automaker's emission cheat scandal.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also gave his initial blessing Tuesday to a $372.5 million deal between drivers and parts manufacturer Robert Bosch GmbH for the auto parts manufacturer's role in designing the emissions cheat software.

The multidistrict litigation stems from the Environmental Protection Agency's discovery in 2015 that the German automotive maker was selling diesel cars equipped with software designed to evade federal...

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