SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal (all times local):
A federal judge overseeing lawsuits in Volkswagen's emissions scandal says the automaker and attorneys for vehicle owners are on target to meet a June deadline for a final settlement.
Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Tuesday that the sides have made substantial progress toward a deal for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S.
Breyer announced a tentative agreement last month that would give owners the option of having Volkswagen buy back their vehicles or repair them.
He didn't provide additional details about the ongoing talks. VW, the U.S. Department of Justice and attorneys for vehicle owners have until June 21 to file a final settlement with the court.
Many questions remain unanswered, including how much money owners can expect in a buyback and how much additional compensation beyond repairs and buybacks they'll receive.
A federal judge is set to get an update on ongoing settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S.
Attorneys for Volkswagen and Volkswagen owners filed an agenda for Tuesday's hearing before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer that includes a report on discussions over roughly 482,000 Volkswagens with 2-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines.
The agenda does not indicate whether the parties have reached agreement on more terms that will be disclosed in court.
Breyer announced a tentative deal last month that would give the owners of nearly half a million Volkswagens the option of selling their vehicles back to the company or getting them repaired. But many questions remain unanswered, including how much money owners can expect in a buyback.