Volkswagen offered €830-million settlement for German diesel cases

Car giant Volkswagen said Friday it had offered €830-million to settle a mass lawsuit from German customers over its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

But the proposed settlement with consumer group VZBV, representing 400 000 plaintiffs in a first-of-its-kind grouped proceeding, "failed" because of "disproportionate" pay demands from the VZBV's lawyers, a VW spokesman added.