Legal

U.S. Seeks Extradition of Audi Exec Linked to Diesel Cheating Scandal

August 21, 2017 at 12:39 AM

The U.S. has requested that Germany hold a former executive with Audi AG for extradition on charges he defrauded regulators and consumers by helping to develop illegal software used to cheat on diesel emission tests.

Prosecutors Suggest 3-Year Prison Term for Ex-VW Diesel Engineer

August 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. have recommended a three-year prison term for former Volkswagen AG engineer James Liang for his role in the company’s diesel cheating scandal.

U.S. Charges Retired-UAW Official in Widening Corruption Probe

August 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The U.S. has charged former United Auto Workers union official Virdell King with using a credit card from a UAW-Chrysler training center to buy more than $40,000 in personal items for herself and other union executives.

Ford Pays $10 Million to Settle Harassment Probe in Chicago

August 17, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay $10 million to settle an array of claims of sexual and racial harassment by workers at two of its Chicago-area assembly and stamping plants.

Trust Cancels GM Ignition Switch Settlement

August 17, 2017 at 1:12 PM

A trust that holds many of General Motors Co.’s pre-bankruptcy liabilities has canceled a pending agreement to settle millions of claims about GM’s faulty ignition switches and other  defects, Reuters reports.

Takata Judge Suspends Victim Lawsuits Against Carmakers

August 16, 2017 at 1:17 PM

A U.S. federal judge in Delaware has imposed a 90-day stay on lawsuits the were filed against carmakers about exploding Takata Corp. airbag inflators.

GM Says Bankruptcy Trust Plotted to Take $1 Billion in Stock

August 11, 2017 at 4:35 PM

General Motors Co. claims the trust set up to handle its bankruptcy in 2009 conspired with plaintiffs’ attorneys to include a $1 billion stock payment as part of a pending $15 million class-action settlement of claims against “old” GM.

VW Diesel Probe in Germany Expands to 38 Suspects

August 11, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Prosecutors in Germany say they had added another suspect to their criminal investigation into diesel emission cheating at Volkswagen AG.

Investor Sues Uber’s Kalanick for Fraud

August 11, 2017 at 2:00 AM

One of Uber Technology Inc.’s largest investors claims in a lawsuit that ousted CEO Travis Kalanick is trying to load the company’s board with allies to help him regain his job.

Korean Carmakers Threaten to Move Production Overseas

August 11, 2017 at 1:13 AM

South Korea’s five carmakers say they may move production offshore if the country’s high court rules they must include bonuses and other extra pay as part of regular wages, The Korean Herald reports.

California to Probe Wells Fargo in Auto Insurance Abuse

August 09, 2017 at 1:01 PM

California’s insurance commission is launching an investigation into Wells Fargo & Co. for burdening their auto loans with auto insurance they didn’t ask for.

Takata Asks Judge to Suspend Airbag Lawsuits Against Carmakers

August 09, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Bankrupt Takata Corp. is hoping for a federal court ruling today that would suspend hundreds of lawsuits filed against carmakers whose owners were injured by the company’s exploding airbag inflators.