Legal

Ex-VW Chief Winterkorn Summoned to Testify in Diesel Scandal

June 08, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Former Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn and 27 others have been ordered to testify about shareholder claims that the company didn’t report VW’s diesel emission cheating quickly enough, Bild reports.

U.S. House Panel Wants to See Report on VW Diesel Reforms

June 06, 2018 at 12:44 PM

A U.S. House of Representatives panel is demanding access to a report that criticizes Volkswagen AG’s progress in changing its compliance culture to avoid another emission cheating scandal.

Another Japanese Supplier Pleads Guilty to U.S. Price Fixing

June 01, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Maruyasu Industries Co., a Japanese supplier of steel fuel and brake lines and engine components, has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of conspiring to rig bids and fix prices on its products.

Takata Fund Offers Three Ways to File Claims for Airbag Inflator Injuries

May 31, 2018 at 12:55 AM

Two funds set up last year to compensate victims of exploding Takata Corp. airbag inflators will accept three types of claims covering personal injuries or wrongful death.

Sixth Guilty Plea in Chrysler-UAW Corruption Scandal

May 28, 2018 at 12:08 AM

Michael Brown, former director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. employee relations department, has pleaded guilty to lying about his involvement in making illegal payments to union officials.

German High Court Affirms Cities’ Rights to Ban Diesels Immediately

May 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Germany’s top administrative court confirmed earlier today that the country’s cities may immediately begin to ban older diesels in an effort to improve air quality.

U.S. Lawsuit Claims FCA Used Cheater Diesel Software in 2010

May 18, 2018 at 12:59 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV and suppliers actively pursued the use of illegal emission control software and used it in 2010 to pass U.S. certification tests, asserts a federal class-action lawsuit filed in San Francisco.

Marchionne Berated FCA Envoy for Cheater Device Denial

May 15, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne blasted a company spokesman in 2015 for prematurely declaring the company didn’t use illegal software to evade diesel emission rules.

Germany Readies VW-Inspired Law to Allow Class-Action Lawsuits

May 09, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Germany’s cabinet has approved a draft law, inspired by consumer complaints about Volkswagen diesels, that would make it easier and cheaper for consumers to join class-action lawsuits.

Report: VW CEO Diess Testified in U.S. about Diesel Scandal

May 08, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Volkswagen Group’s new CEO met earlier this month with the U.S. Dept. of Justice and FBI about the carmaker’s diesel emission cheating scandal, according to Bild.

VW May Sue Winterkorn for Damages in Diesel Scandal

May 07, 2018 at 12:17 AM

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board confirms it is studying whether to file a damage claim against ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn and other former executives over the company’s diesel emission cheating.

German Prosecutors Unfazed by Winterkorn Charges in U.S.

May 04, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Prosecutors in Germany say their own investigation into former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn’s role in the company’s diesel emission scandal is unaffected by a U.S. indictment charging him with criminal conspiracy.