Legal

Tesla Charges Bias in Ontario Lawsuit Over EV Rebates

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Tesla Inc. says in a Canadian lawsuit that Ontario unfairly targeted the company when it phased out a rebate program for buyers of electric cars, Bloomberg News reports.

Lawsuits Claim Tesla CEO of Fraud in Buyout Tweets

August 13, 2018 at 1:41 AM

Two investor lawsuits filed on Friday claim Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk made false and misleading statements about taking the company private in a deliberate effort to hurt short-sellers.

Korean Owners Demand Criminal Probe into BMW Fires

August 09, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Twenty BMW owners in South Korea have filed a criminal complaint that claims the carmaker hid a defect blamed for 27 diesel fires this year, The Korea Herald reports.

FCA Moves to Block U.S. Sale of Lookalike Jeep

August 03, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has filed a complaint to block India’s Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. from selling SUVs in the American market that closely resemble FCA’s iconic Jeep model.

Court to Reconsider Hyundai-Kia Fuel Economy Lawsuit Deal

July 27, 2018 at 5:27 PM

A U.S. appellate court has agreed to review its earlier decision to reject a proposed settlement for owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles with overstated fuel economy ratings, Reuters reports.

Professor Sues Lyft Over Ride-Share Concept

July 25, 2018 at 8:07 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. has been sued by a former Georgia Institute of Technology engineering professor for infringing upon his patented ride-sharing platform.

7th Suspect Pleads Guilty in FCA-UAW Corruption Scandal

July 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Nancy Johnson, formerly the United Auto Workers union’s second-top official for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has become the seventh person to plead guilty in the FCA-UAW corruption scandal.

Kobe Steel Indicted for Decades of Falsified Quality Data

July 20, 2018 at 2:07 AM

Kobe Steel Ltd. has been indicted in Tokyo on charges of falsifying quality reports on its metal products for decades.

Jailed Audi CEO Stadler Asks Court to Release Him

July 19, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has petitioned a Munich court to release him from jail on charges of impeding an probe into the company’s diesel emission cheating.

Police Arrest Fake BYD Advertising Executive

July 18, 2018 at 2:13 AM

Police in China have arrested a woman accused of posing as a BYD Co. executive who for three years ordered but didn’t pay for company advertising.

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.