You must keep in mind, we are dealing with a country that is chock full of utterly demented people, who need a warning label on a cup of coffee that its content might be hot. Some lady got millions from McShit for burning herself with hot coffee.
The problem is that those class action suits are had in front of a jury the members of which are selected from the general public, which in the case of America translates to a bunch of people who go to a family reunion to meet women.
I’m in no way endorsing what VW has done. They cheated and they should be punished, along with all their competitors who just haven’t been caught yet, but I have a distinctive problem with 600.000 jobs hinging on a bunch of toothless rednecks, who don’t get a job at the Waffle House due to their appearance.