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Blame Game Over 830 Million Euro Settlement In VW's German Dieselgate Cases


VW said it had offered 830 million euros ($900 million) to consumer organisation VZBV but that "disproportionate" fee demands from its lawyers had torpedoed the deal.

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Consumer representatives and car giant Volkswagen each blamed the other Friday for a breakdown in talks over a settlement for 400,000 German customers in the firm's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

VW took the first shot, saying it had offered 830 million euros ($900 million) to consumer organisation VZBV but that "disproportionate" fee demands from its lawyers had torpedoed the deal.

In a statement, the sprawling 12-brand group later said it ...


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