A judge of the United States in California has now granted an approval which is preliminary for the settlement of the investors.
The settlement is worth $48 million and is related to the statement made by the investors that the company Volkswagen AG has made a false as well as misleading statement regarding the emission of excess diesel.
The lawyers for the investors included police along with other municipal pension funds. They had made estimation that the maximum amount they could have recovered from the lawsuit was $147 million.
However, Charles Breyer who is the appointed judge for the current matter, stated that the settlement which was agreed upon in the month of August appears “fair, adequate and also reasonable.”
On Friday, in a statement released by Volkswagen, the company stated that the agreement of settlement that has been proposed rules out the uncertainty as well as the considerable costs related to the protracted litigation in the United States.
The company also stated that the settlement will be in the best interest of the company.
The issuing of the ruling took place on late Wednesday.
In the United Stated, the Volkswagen has agreed to pay more than $25 billion in total, for the claims from the owners, the regulators of the environment as well as the dealers and states.
The company has also offered to buy back 500000 vehicles in the United States which has been causing the pollution. The buybacks will continue all through 2019.
The company admitted that in September 2015 it secretly installed software in about 500000 cars of the United States so as to cheat the tests of the exhaustion emission by the government.
Because of this rigging, the manipulated vehicles have emitted 40 times more than the legally allowable limit of the pollutants.
Source – Metaforespress, Business Insider