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Judge to hear whether Volkswagen, car owners have reached deal over emissions

Judge to hear whether Volkswagen, car owners have reached deal over emissions
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A giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen is pictured on top of a company s factory building in Wolfsburg, Germany on Sept. 26, 2015 . (AP / Michael Sohn)

Published Friday, December 16, 2016 3:01AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in San Francisco plans to hear whether Volkswagen, U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners have reached a deal for the remaining 80,000 vehicles caught up in the company s emissions cheating scandal.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer is set to get an update Friday about the settlement talks.

At issue is what to do with about 80,000 3-litre cars that were programmed to cheat on emissions tests. Volkswagen previously reached a deal for the other 475,000 polluting vehicles in the scandal.

Breyer had postponed a Nov. 30 hearing about the vehicles after former FBI Director Robert Mueller said additional time might lead to a resolution. Mueller is overseeing settlement discussions.
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