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UAW Board Member Charged with Embezzlement

September 12, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Federal authorities have arrested Vance Pearson, a United Auto Workers Union regional director and board member, on charges of conspiracy, embezzlement, money laundering and mail and wire fraud.

Ghosn’s First Trial May Start in March-April

September 06, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Carlos Ghosn’s first trial on charges of financial wrongdoing at Nissan Motor Co. will probably start in March or April, sources tell The Nikkei.

Carmakers Face Probe Over Calif. Emissions Pact

September 06, 2019 at 1:13 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice is determining whether four carmakers broke antitrust laws in July by pledging to adopt modified California emission standards.

Nissan Probe Turns Up Exec Overpayments

September 05, 2019 at 2:12 AM

Nissan Motor Co. overpaid several of its senior executives by hundreds of thousands of dollars in a compensation plan indexed to the company’s share price, sources tell the Financial Times.

Another Guilty Plea in UAW Corruption Probe

September 04, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Another former United Auto Workers union official, this one from the union’s General Motors department, has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud.

VW to Settle U.S. Mileage Claims for $97 Million

August 30, 2019 at 2:54 PM

  Volkswagen AG says it has reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. over inflated fuel economy ratings for 2013-2017 model cars.

FBI Raids UAW Facilities, Presidents' Homes

August 28, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Today FBI agents raided several facilities connected to the United Auto Workers union, including the homes of its current and former president, according to media reports.

Former Uber Exec Charged in Waymo Theft Case

August 27, 2019 at 2:56 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has accused Anthony Levandowski of stealing trade secrets from Waymo before he joined Uber Technologies Inc. to head the ride-hailing company’s autonomous-vehicle project.

Report: Nissan Partner Funded Ghosn Tech Fund

August 27, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Funds from a Nissan Motor Co. distributor in Oman ended up backing a secret Silicon Valley investment fund set up by former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, The Wall Street Journal says.

Calif. to Probe Volvo Subscription Service

August 21, 2019 at 8:45 AM

California’s Dept. of Motor Vehicles is investigating whether Volvo Car Corp.’s 2-year-old vehicle subscription program violates state franchise laws.

SEC, VW Urged to Resolve Diesel Lawsuit

August 16, 2019 at 4:56 PM

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer has given Volkswagen AG and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seven weeks to attempt to settle their lawsuit over VW’s diesel emission cheating.

Velodyne Claims Chinese Patent Infringement

August 16, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Velodyne Lidar Inc. has accused two Chinese companies of infringing on its patents for rotating 3D sensors used by autonomous vehicles to detect objects around them.