In this April 21 file photo, Robert Giuffra, an attorney for Volkswagen, leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court hearing in San Francisco. A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal cleared a big hurdle Tuesday with a federal judge granting it preliminary approval.
In this April 21 file photo, Robert Giuffra, an attorney for Volkswagen, leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court hearing in San Francisco. A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal cleared a big hurdle Tuesday with a federal judge granting it preliminary approval. Jeff Chiu AP
In this April 21 file photo, Robert Giuffra, an attorney for Volkswagen, leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court hearing in San Francisco. A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal cleared a big hurdle Tuesday with a federal judge granting it preliminary approval. Jeff Chiu AP

Volkswagen emissions deal clears big hurdle

July 26, 2016 05:43 PM