A federal judge said he planned to grant final approval to a $14.7 billion settlement with Volkswagen over an emissions scandal involving its diesel-powered vehicles.

“The court is strongly inclined to approve the settlement,” said U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer at a hearing in San Francisco on Tuesday. “There is an urgency, as I’ve expressed, to bring this matter to a conclusion. Cars were on the road out of compliance with environmental regulations, and it is imperative that this matter be addressed immediately.”

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