Legal

Report: Diess Knew of VW Diesel Cheating 2 Months Early

August 20, 2018 at 1:28 AM

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess was alerted to the company’s use of cheater diesel software two months before the practice was made public, according to recently unsealed documents.

UPDATE: Texas Jury Awards $242 Million in Toyota Crash

August 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM

A jury in Dallas has awarded a combined $242 million to victims of a crash involving a Toyota-made 2002 model Lexus ES 300 sedan that was struck from behind at a stop light.

SEC Subpoenas Tesla Over Musk’s Privatization Tweet

August 16, 2018 at 5:33 PM

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has subpoenaed Tesla Inc. about CEO Elon Musk’s tweet on Aug. 7 that he was considering delisting the company and had the necessary funding “secured” to buy shares at $420.

Tesla Charges Bias in Ontario Lawsuit Over EV Rebates

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Tesla Inc. says in a Canadian lawsuit that Ontario unfairly targeted the company when it phased out a rebate program for buyers of electric cars, Bloomberg News reports.

Lawsuits Claim Tesla CEO of Fraud in Buyout Tweets

August 13, 2018 at 1:41 AM

Two investor lawsuits filed on Friday claim Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk made false and misleading statements about taking the company private in a deliberate effort to hurt short-sellers.

Korean Owners Demand Criminal Probe into BMW Fires

August 09, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Twenty BMW owners in South Korea have filed a criminal complaint that claims the carmaker hid a defect blamed for 27 diesel fires this year, The Korea Herald reports.

FCA Moves to Block U.S. Sale of Lookalike Jeep

August 03, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has filed a complaint to block India’s Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. from selling SUVs in the American market that closely resemble FCA’s iconic Jeep model.

Court to Reconsider Hyundai-Kia Fuel Economy Lawsuit Deal

July 27, 2018 at 5:27 PM

A U.S. appellate court has agreed to review its earlier decision to reject a proposed settlement for owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles with overstated fuel economy ratings, Reuters reports.

Professor Sues Lyft Over Ride-Share Concept

July 25, 2018 at 8:07 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. has been sued by a former Georgia Institute of Technology engineering professor for infringing upon his patented ride-sharing platform.

7th Suspect Pleads Guilty in FCA-UAW Corruption Scandal

July 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Nancy Johnson, formerly the United Auto Workers union’s second-top official for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has become the seventh person to plead guilty in the FCA-UAW corruption scandal.

Kobe Steel Indicted for Decades of Falsified Quality Data

July 20, 2018 at 2:07 AM

Kobe Steel Ltd. has been indicted in Tokyo on charges of falsifying quality reports on its metal products for decades.

Jailed Audi CEO Stadler Asks Court to Release Him

July 19, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has petitioned a Munich court to release him from jail on charges of impeding an probe into the company’s diesel emission cheating.