Legal

Japanese Court Says Ghosn May Talk to His Wife

November 22, 2019 at 1:32 AM

A court in Tokyo had dropped an eight-month-old ban that blocked Carlos Ghosn from speaking to his wife as he awaits trial on charges of financial wrongdoing.

German Carmakers Fined for Fixing Steel Prices

By: Bill Hampton - November 21, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Germany’s federal cartel office has fined BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen a combined €100 million ($111 million) for fixing the cost of surcharges on certain steel purchases.

UAW Pres. Jones Resigns in Corruption Scandal

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 5:26 PM

United Auto Workers Union President Gary Jones resigned today as a federal probe into union corruption tightens around him.

GM Files Racketeering Lawsuit Against FCA

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 2:27 PM

General Motors Co. has filed a federal racketeering lawsuit claiming that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV inflicted “substantial damages” on GM through years of corrupt labor relations.

Uber to Test Audio Recordings of Trips

By: Steve Plumb - November 20, 2019 at 10:28 AM

To address growing safety concerns, Uber Technologies Inc. is launching a pilot program that will record audios of passenger trips.

GM Won’t Face Damages on Ignition Switch Cases

By: Bill Hampton - November 19, 2019 at 3:27 PM

General Motors Co. has been ruled not liable for punitive damages for crashes occurring after the company’s 2009 bankruptcy that involve vehicles built before that date.

Calif. Sues EPA Over EV Sales, Emission Rules

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM

California has filed a lawsuit to preserve its permission to mandate electric car sales quotas and set its own standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

Carmakers Back Trump on More Emission Cases

By: Bill Hampton - November 01, 2019 at 12:58 AM

Several major carmakers are backing the Trump administration in two more lawsuits that challenge the government’s plan to strip California of its right to set pollution rules for cars.

Japan Tax Unit Says Ghosn Tapped Nissan Funds

October 29, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Japan’s National Tax Agency reportedly ruled that former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn spent $1.4 million of company funds on his own behalf.

BorgWarner Manager to Remain Jailed in Russia

October 28, 2019 at 12:25 AM

Paul Whelan, the director of global security for BorgWarner Inc. who was jailed in Russia as a suspected spy nearly a year ago, will remain in custody there until at least Dec. 29

Ghosn Claims Prosecutors Colluded on Charges

October 24, 2019 at 12:40 AM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s attorneys say prosecutors illegally colluded with the company and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to force him out.

Tesla Fiery Death Blamed on Door Handles

October 23, 2019 at 11:42 AM

The retracting door handles on a Tesla Model S have been blamed for preventing a Florida police officer from saving a driver inside a burning car.