Legal

VW Accepts €1 Billion Fine in Germany for Diesel Emission Cheating

June 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Volkswagen AG has been fined €1 billion by a prosecutor in Germany for rigging nearly 11 million diesel engines to evade emission regulations.

Prosecutors Say FCA, UAW Conspired to Violate Labor Laws

June 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Federal prosecutors say Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union co-conspired to illegally grant favors to union officials and make special payments to them, The Detroit News reports.

Germany’s Diesel Probe Widens to Include Audi CEO Stadler

June 12, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Audi AG CEO Rupert Stadler is now part of the investigation into diesel emission cheating at parent company Volkswagen AG, according to German prosecutors.

Court Orders Diesel Ban for Aachen, Germany

June 08, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Aachen has become Germany’s second city ordered by a court to impose a partial diesel ban to meet pollution control goals.

Ex-VW Chief Winterkorn Summoned to Testify in Diesel Scandal

June 08, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Former Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn and 27 others have been ordered to testify about shareholder claims that the company didn’t report VW’s diesel emission cheating quickly enough, Bild reports.

U.S. House Panel Wants to See Report on VW Diesel Reforms

June 06, 2018 at 12:44 PM

A U.S. House of Representatives panel is demanding access to a report that criticizes Volkswagen AG’s progress in changing its compliance culture to avoid another emission cheating scandal.

Another Japanese Supplier Pleads Guilty to U.S. Price Fixing

June 01, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Maruyasu Industries Co., a Japanese supplier of steel fuel and brake lines and engine components, has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of conspiring to rig bids and fix prices on its products.

Takata Fund Offers Three Ways to File Claims for Airbag Inflator Injuries

May 31, 2018 at 12:55 AM

Two funds set up last year to compensate victims of exploding Takata Corp. airbag inflators will accept three types of claims covering personal injuries or wrongful death.

Sixth Guilty Plea in Chrysler-UAW Corruption Scandal

May 28, 2018 at 12:08 AM

Michael Brown, former director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. employee relations department, has pleaded guilty to lying about his involvement in making illegal payments to union officials.

German High Court Affirms Cities’ Rights to Ban Diesels Immediately

May 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Germany’s top administrative court confirmed earlier today that the country’s cities may immediately begin to ban older diesels in an effort to improve air quality.

U.S. Lawsuit Claims FCA Used Cheater Diesel Software in 2010

May 18, 2018 at 12:59 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV and suppliers actively pursued the use of illegal emission control software and used it in 2010 to pass U.S. certification tests, asserts a federal class-action lawsuit filed in San Francisco.

Marchionne Berated FCA Envoy for Cheater Device Denial

May 15, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne blasted a company spokesman in 2015 for prematurely declaring the company didn’t use illegal software to evade diesel emission rules.