Arizona demands truth in advertising to assist consumers in making
Mercedes-Benz and auto supplier Robert Bosch agreed to pay about $6 million to resolve Arizona's lawsuit over diesel advertising claims, the state said on Friday.
Under the proposed settlement, Mercedes will pay $2.8 million in consumer restitution, and each qualifying Arizona consumer will receive up to $625 per vehicle, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said. The German automaker will pay $2.7 million in penalties, and Bosch will pay $525,000 in penalties, the state said.
"Arizona demands truth in advertising to assist consumers in making the most informed decisions for themselves," Brnovich said.
Mercedes denied the allegations and made no admissions but said "with the settlement, the company takes another step toward resolution of various diesel proceedings... and avoids further costs of litigation and lengthy court actions."