Phil Bredesen

Tennessee to receive $12.6M share of Volkswagen settlement

Tennessee is in line to receive a $12.6 million share of Volkswagen's settlement with the states over deceptive trade practices in the sale of diesel vehicles designed to cheat emissions testing standards, the state attorney general's office announced Tuesday.

The German automaker agreed to pay the states more than $1,000 per car that violated consumer protection laws, totaling $570 million nationwide. The state is also eligible to receive $42 million in support of environmental programs to reduce emissions.

The settlement with the states follows an announcement that Volkswagen will spend $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on...