Legal

Prosecutors Expected to Indict Kobe Steel in Doctored Data Scandal

July 17, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Police in Japan have turned over to prosecutors evidence about fabricated quality reports at Kobe Steel Ltd.

Ex-Apple Engineer Pleads Not Guilty to Stealing Tech Secrets

July 17, 2018 at 12:23 AM

A former Apple Inc. hardware engineer has pleaded not guilty of stealing proprietary data about the company’s secret autonomous car project.

First Prison Sentence Handed Down in FCA-UAW Corruption Scandal

July 13, 2018 at 3:29 PM

Monica Morgan-Holiefield, the widow of United Auto Workers union executive General Holiefield, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in a corruption scandal at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Bosch Ordered to Submit Emails in VW Diesel Lawsuits

July 13, 2018 at 12:53 PM

A German regional court has ordered Robert Bosch GmbH to turn over emails about its business with Volkswagen AG in connection with two lawsuits about VW’s diesel emission cheating.

Chinese Startup Denies It Received Stolen Data on Apple Car

July 12, 2018 at 1:09 AM

A Chinese electric-car startup company denies it has been given trade secrets by a former Apple Inc. engineer it hired three months ago.

Ex-Apple Engineer Arrested for Stealing Autonomous-Car Files

July 10, 2018 at 6:13 PM

A former hardware engineer at Apple Inc. has been charged with stealing details about the company’s autonomous car project and attempting to flee with them to China.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds $10 Billion VW Diesel Settlement

July 09, 2018 at 2:30 PM

A U.S. appellate court in San Francisco has upheld a deal in which Volkswagen AG spent $10 billion to compensate owners of 475,000 vehicles powered by 4-cylinder engines that had been rigged to evade emission limits.

VW Loses Appeal to Suppress Diesel Cheating Report

July 06, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Volkswagen AG has lost a legal appeal to Germany’s highest court to suppress a report by U.S. law firm Jones Day about its diesel emission cheating.

Steel Group Files Lawsuit Over U.S. Tariffs

June 27, 2018 at 3:38 PM

A lawsuit asks the U.S. Court of International Trade to rule as unconstitutional the statute used by the White House to justify steel and aluminum tariffs on national security grounds.

Tesla Sues Ex-Worker for Data Theft

June 20, 2018 at 4:16 PM

A federal lawsuit filed today by Tesla Inc. claims an ex-technician at its battery factory in Nevada stole data about the company’s operations and made false claims about it to news media.

VW Accepts €1 Billion Fine in Germany for Diesel Emission Cheating

June 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Volkswagen AG has been fined €1 billion by a prosecutor in Germany for rigging nearly 11 million diesel engines to evade emission regulations.

Prosecutors Say FCA, UAW Conspired to Violate Labor Laws

June 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Federal prosecutors say Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union co-conspired to illegally grant favors to union officials and make special payments to them, The Detroit News reports.