U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer

Judge Gives Initial OK to Deal for VW Emissions Cheating

A federal judge in San Francisco has granted initial approval to a deal worth at least $1.2 billion that aims to compensate the owners of roughly 78,000 Volkswagens that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer during a court hearing Tuesday congratulated attorneys for Volkswagen and car owners on reaching what he called a complicated…

Judge Approves Volkswagen Emissions Settlement

A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the order Tuesday approving the largest auto-scandal settlement in the nation’s history. About 475,000 owners of VWs and Audis with 2-liter four-cylinder diesel engines now will be able to seek buybacks of…

Attorney: Volkswagen Believes Some Vehicles Can Be Fixed

An attorney says Volkswagen believes it can fix some of the diesel vehicles caught up in the carmaker’s cheating emissions scandal without compromising their performance. Lawyer Robert Giuffra told a federal judge Thursday that Volkswagen believes the repair for vehicles with 3-liter engines wouldn’t be complicated and would bring them up to their original standard. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer…