By Ed Frankl 
 

Daimler AG said late Friday that it had agreed to a settlement of 250.2 million Canadian dollars ($196.6 million) as part of claims relating to its longrunning diesel-emissions scandal.

The German car maker said the class-action settlement applies to around 83,000 Mercedes-Benz diesel cars and vans sold or leased in Canada that were alleged to contain "defeat devices" that can dupe emissions tests.

With the settlement, the Stuttgart-based company avoids lengthy court actions with respective legal and financial risks, Daimler said.

"The settlement also resolves the class action without a finding suggesting that functionalities in Daimler's vehicles are defeat devices," the manufacturer said in a statement.

"Daimler denies the material factual allegations and legal claims asserted by the plaintiffs and settlement class members," it said.

The settlement is subject to the final approval of the Ontario's top court, where the settlement agreement was filed, Daimler said.

The car maker previously agreed to pay $2.2 billion to parties in the U.S. in relation to its part in the "dieselgate" scandal, which has also implicated Volkswagen AG and BMW AG.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 13, 2021 03:58 ET (08:58 GMT)

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