- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - In a story July 6 about Volkswagen’s lawsuit settlement , The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the Montana Department of Justice spokeswoman. Her name is Anastasia Burton, not Anastasia Barnes.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Volkswagen settlement to affect 2,800 Montana car owners

Montana Department of Justice officials say 2,818 Volkswagen and Audi owners in the state will benefit from a legal settlement over Volkswagen’s rigged emissions tests

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Department of Justice officials say 2,818 Volkswagen and Audi owners in the state will benefit from a legal settlement over Volkswagen’s rigged emissions tests.

DOJ spokeswoman Anastasia Burton says the owners of the affected diesel vehicles will receive a restitution payment of at least $5,100 and have the choice of selling back their cars or having them fixed at Volkswagen’s expense.

According to the settlement, which still must be approved by a judge, Montana also will receive $11.6 million in installments for environmental mitigation programs that are specified in the agreement.

The DOJ’s Office of Consumer Protection also will receive more than $2 million from the settlement.

In total, the German automaker has agreed to spend up to $15.3 billion to settle lawsuits that its diesel cars cheated on U.S. emissions tests.


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