Legal Liabilities in Automotive Manufacturing

Ghosn Indicted on Two More Charges in Japan

January 11, 2019 at 2:16 AM

Prosecutors in Japan have prolonged jail time for former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn by filing two new charges against him.

FCA Will Pay $800 Million to Settle Diesel Cheating Claims

January 10, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay $800 million to resolve federal and California civil claims that its diesels used illegal software to evade emission tests.

Report: FCA Near Deal to Settle Diesel Pollution Probe

January 09, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is close to an agreement to end a federal investigation into whether the carmaker deliberately evaded U.S. diesel emission laws.

Ghosn Responds to Charges

January 08, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn used a court appearance in Tokyo earlier today to reject claims that he underreported deferred compensation and burdened the company with a personal investment loss.

Ghosn to Japanese Court: “I Was Wrongly Accused”

January 08, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn told a Tokyo court this morning that he has been “wrongly accused and unfairly detained” since Nov. 19 for alleged financial wrongdoing.

Supreme Court Rejects FCA Appeal on Hacking Lawsuit

January 08, 2019 at 12:44 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling that allows plaintiffs to move forward with claims that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vehicles can be hacked, Reuters reports.

Judge Rejects Class-Action Lawsuit over Ford Lug Nuts

January 07, 2019 at 5:20 PM

A U.S. district judge in Michigan has dismissed a lawsuit filed two years ago that claimed millions of wheel lug nuts used by Ford were defective.

Ghosn to Appear in Tokyo Court on Tuesday

January 04, 2019 at 9:39 AM

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted chairman of Nissan Motor Co., will appear in open court in Tokyo on Jan. 8 to learn why he continues to be held without bail on charges of financial wrongdoing.

Russia Charges BorgWarner Exec with Espionage

January 03, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Russian authorities have charged Paul Whelan, director of global security for BorgWarner Inc., with espionage and reportedly may hold him until Feb. 28.

Russia Arrests BorgWarner’s Security Chief for Espionage

January 02, 2019 at 11:27 AM

State authorities in Russia have arrested Paul Whelan, director of global security for BorgWarner Inc., on suspicion of espionage.

Ontario Tightens Penalties for Distracted Driving

January 02, 2019 at 2:12 AM

Ontario has stiffened fines and penalties for distracted driving, effective Jan. 1, making them among the toughest in Canada.

Ghosn’s Jail Time Extended Another 10 Days

December 31, 2018 at 2:52 PM

A court in Tokyo has approved a prosecutors’ request to extend the incarceration of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn for an additional 10 days.