Legal

Tesla Seeks Apple’s Help on Theft of Autonomy Secrets

July 12, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Tesla Inc. has asked Apple Inc. to help it prosecute a former employee suspected of stealing secrets about its autonomous car program before leaving to join Chinese rival Xpeng Motors.

Renault Submits Ghosn Audit to Prosecutors

July 12, 2019 at 4:16 PM

Renault SA has turned over the conclusions of an audit it commissioned in January on joint finances with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

Report: Ford Hid Transmission Flaws for Years

July 12, 2019 at 4:04 AM

Ford Motor Co. struggled to resolve worsening performance issues with a new dual-clutch automatic transmission before introducing it in the U.S. in 2010 anyway, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Police Search Renault HQ in Ghosn Probe

July 03, 2019 at 10:34 AM

French police searched Renault SA’s headquarters outside Paris earlier today as part of an investigation into possible misuse of company funds by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn Announces, Then Cancels, Press Conference

June 28, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Carlos Ghosn, awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial crimes at Nissan Motor Co., suddenly called a press conference today and then canceled it a few hours later.

Takata Estate Sues Airbag Inflator Supplier

June 25, 2019 at 2:43 PM

The trust representing bankrupt Takata Corp. claims an airbag inflator supplier provided it with defective inflators.

Report: Czech Court Orders VW to Pay Diesel Compensation

June 19, 2019 at 9:40 AM

A Czech Court says Volkswagen AG must pay compensation to customers whose diesel engines were rigged to evade emission laws, according to news website Seznam.

Nissan Expands Ghosn Probe to “Everything”

June 17, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has broadened its internal investigation into possible financial wrongdoing by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to cover “pretty much everywhere and everything,” a source tells the Financial Times.

FCA Sued Over Jeep “Death Wobble” Steering

June 13, 2019 at 4:46 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has been sued on behalf of Jeep Wrangler owners over claims that the SUV’s front axle can develop a dangerous “death wobble” at highway speeds.

Kelly Says CEO Saikawa Knew All About Ghosn Pay Scheme

June 10, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Jailed former Nissan Motor Co. board member Greg Kelly claims CEO Hiroto Saikawa understood in detail and approved a disputed $82 million compensation package for Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last year for underreporting those earnings.

Appeals Court Restores Hyundai-Kia Fuel Economy Payout

June 06, 2019 at 2:59 PM

A federal appeals court in California has restored a $210 million settlement for owners of Hyundai and Kia cars whose fuel economy ratings were inflated, Reuters reports.

FCA Sales Chief Bigland Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

June 06, 2019 at 12:00 AM

The head of U.S. sales for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV claims in a whistleblower lawsuit that FCA docked his pay because he cooperated with a U.S.