SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Monday that a federal judge had done more than enough to ensure the deal was fair.

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VW agreed to spend up to $10 billion compensating owners of roughly 475,000 Volkswagens and Audi vehicles with 2-liter diesel engines — the bulk of the vehicles caught up in the scandal.

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U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco approved that deal in 2016.

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Volkswagen acknowledged that more than 550,000 vehicles in the U.S. were designed to cheat on emissions tests.