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Daimler resolves diesel emission claims in Canada for $195 million

Daimler on Friday said it agreed to resolve claims in Canada that some of its diesel automobiles likely had a “defeat device” used to evade emissions testing, an allegation the automaker denies.

The automaker said the settlement will cost about C$250.2 million dollars ($195 million).

“With the settlement, the automaker takes another step toward resolution of various diesel proceedings and avoids lengthy court actions with respective legal and financial risks,” the automaker said.

“The automaker denies the material factual accusations and legal claims asserted by the plaintiffs and settlement class members,” the statement included.

The automaker said the settlement, which is still subject to approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, resolved the class action without a discovering suggesting that functionalities in automaker’s vehicles were defeat devices.

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