Daimler Settles in Canada for $197 Million Over Diesel Emissions Claims
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
With the settlement, the Stuttgart-based company avoids lengthy
court actions with respective legal and financial risks, Daimler
"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
The settlement is subject to the final approval of the Ontario's
top court, where the settlement agreement was filed, Daimler
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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