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470,000 German consumers participate in diesel court case against VW

'A settlement is very difficult, but possible'

A German court opened proceedings Monday in a landmark case in which some 470,000 consumers aim to establish a right to compensation from automaker Volkswagen for cars affected by the company's diesel emissions scandal. The case, brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations on behalf of hundreds of thousands of diesel owners, uses rules enacted last year that allow a form of class-action suit. The new system was prompted in part by the scandal over Volkswagen's use of software to

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Daimler may be fined 1 billion euros for diesel cheating

At 5,000 euros per car, it could even be quite a bit more

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Ex-Audi boss Rupert Stadler charged in Germany over role in emissions scandal

Stadler was arrested in June 2018 and spent several months in prison

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had filed charges against former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, who is being investigated over his role in Volkswagen's emissions test cheating scandal. Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to having used illegal engine control software to cheat pollution tests, triggering a global backlash against diesel. The public prosecutor's office in Munich said Stadler and three other defendants are being charged with fraud, false ce

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BMW 'categorically rejects' reports of emissions manipulations

"Cars of the BMW Group are not being manipulated and are in line with the applicable legal requirements," BMW said in a statement.

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Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions scandal, could pay $25B

VW already agreed to pay $4.3 billion in fines in January

Volkswagen, whose diesel-emissions scandal broke in September 2015, pleads guilty in a US District Court to obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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VW agrees to settle with dealers over diesel scandal

Dealers will finally get compensated for the cars they weren't allowed to sell.

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Fame but no fortune for university that discovered VW diesel scandal

Things haven't changed much for the academics researching vehicle emissions.

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Weekly Recap For 4.22.16 | Autoblog Minute

Senior Editor Greg Migliore recaps the week in automotive news, including a look at the latest from the VW diesel emissions scandal, spy shots of the latest Honda CR-V, and more.

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VW Reaches Tentative Settlement Agreement | Autoblog Minute

VW reached a deal with Federal authorities this week. The diesel emissions scandal is one step closer to a resolution.

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Ex-Fiat exec: VW diesel scandal will hurt plug-in hybrids

Diesel sales are already flattening out because of higher costs from new regulations.

Plug-in hybrid vehicle sales will be hurt more than diesels by VW scandal, ex-Fiat executive says.