VW owners seek trial if there’s no fix in emissions case

DETROIT (AP) – Lawyers for thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs and compensation if the company doesn’t agree to a fix by Thursday.

The request was made in a proposed agenda for hearing Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco.

It says the owners want an expedited hearing or a trial to get an order for “equitable relief” that would begin in July. Or they want a full trial that would include punitive damages against VW in the same time frame.

Volkswagen says in the document that it does not believe a trial is appropriate, apparently because progress is being made toward a fix and compensation. A solution could be revealed at the Thursday’s hearing.

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