Legal

Judge Dismisses Shareholder Lawsuit Over Tesla Production

March 26, 2019 at 1:05 AM

A lawsuit claiming Tesla Inc. misled shareholders about its Model 3 production levels has been dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco.

JLR Wins Copycat Case Against Jiangling SUV

March 22, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has won a 3-year-old lawsuit against China’s Jiangling Motors Corp. that accused the company of selling a vehicle that copied several design features of the Range Rover Evoque SUV.   

Tesla Says Ex-Employee Stole 300,000 Data Files

March 22, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Tesla Inc. says in a lawsuit that a former employee copied 300,000 files about the company’s Autopilot self-driving system before leaving for a job with China's Xiaopeng Motors Technology Co.

U.S. Sued Over Report on Foreign Cars as Security Threat

March 21, 2019 at 6:15 PM

A conservative group has sued the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to release its February report to the White House about the security threat of foreign cars.

Report: Ghosn Trial Will Begin in September

March 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s trial on charges of underreporting his financial compensation as chairman of Nissan Motor Co. will start in September, according to Japan public TV broadcaster NHK.

States Launch Probe into Hyundai-Kia Engine Fires

March 18, 2019 at 6:28 PM

Several states are investigating whether Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate broke state consumer protection laws in their handling of engine flaws that could cause fires, Reuters reports.

U.S. Indicts 6th UAW Official in FCA Corruption Case

March 18, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Federal prosecutors have charged Norwood Jewell, a former United Auto Workers union vice president, for participating in the misuse of worker training center funds at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

SEC Sues VW, Winterkorn Over Diesel Emissions

March 15, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Volkswagen AG and former CEO Martin Winterkorn have been charged by the SEC with “massive fraud” for selling securities at the same time their diesels were violating U.S. pollution laws.

VW Could Face SEC Sanctions Over Diesel Cheating

March 15, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Volkswagen AG says it may be sanctioned by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its diesel emission cheating, which was revealed in September 2015.

Mahindra Taking Cautious Approach in U.S.

March 14, 2019 at 3:08 PM

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. is moving forward with a revised strategy to sell vehicles in the U.S., despite ongoing legal battles with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Lawsuit Targets Tesla CEO Musk’s “Unchecked” Tweeting

March 08, 2019 at 2:49 PM

A new lawsuit filed in Delaware by institutional investors hopes to stop CEO Elon Musk from continuing to tweet inaccurate statements about the company.

Autoliv, TRW Fined $416 Million for Price Fixing in Europe

March 06, 2019 at 12:22 AM

The European Commission has fined Autoliv and TRW for conspiring to rig prices for seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels supplied to BMW and Volkswagen Group.