Legal

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.

U.S. Charges Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn with Conspiracy in Diesel Scandal

May 03, 2018 at 6:30 PM

The U.S. grand jury has indicted Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen AG’s CEO during the company’s diesel emission cheating, for conspiracy and wire fraud for perpetrating and covering up the scandal.

17 States Challenge EPA Plan to Freeze Emission Rules

May 01, 2018 at 5:21 PM

A group of 17 states asks a federal appeals court to enforce carbon dioxide emission rules the Environmental Protection Agency approved 14 months ago but now considers “not appropriate.”

Porsche Seeks Court Order to Return Seized Emissions Data

April 25, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Porsche unit has asked a court in Stuttgart to block local prosecutors from examining documents they seized in their probe of diesel emission cheating, Reuters reports.

Court Blocks Delay in Hiking Gas Guzzler Fines

April 24, 2018 at 12:19 AM

A U.S. federal appeals court has overruled the Trump administration’s effort to delay a sharp increase in the fines carmakers pay for failing to meet U.S. fuel economy targets.

VW to Pay $228 Million to Diesel Owners in Canada

April 20, 2018 at 3:03 PM

A court in Ontario, Canada, has approved a Volkswagen AG plan to distribute C$291 million (US$228 million) to 20,000 customers whose diesel-powered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles don’t meet emission laws.

German Police Arrest Porsche’s Powertrain Chief

April 20, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Police in Germany have arrested Joerg Kerner, who heads powertrain development for Porsche AG, because of his suspected involvement in diesel emission cheating.

Germany’s Diesel Probe Takes Aim at Porsche Execs

April 18, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Prosecutors in Germany searched 10 Porsche AG sites earlier today as part of an investigation into diesel emission cheating that includes high-level executives, Reuters reports.

Uber Consents to Expanded Settlement for Hiding Data Breaches

April 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to a broader settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding its tardy disclosure of a breach in 2016 that released account data concerning 57 million customers and drivers.

VW Is Storing Nearly 300,000 Repurchased Diesels in U.S.

March 30, 2018 at 1:56 PM

Volkswagen AG has stashed about 294,000 diesel-powered cars across the U.S. that it bought back from customers after admitting the vehicles were rigged to evade U.S. emission laws.

Uber Settles with Family of Woman Killed in Self-Driving Car Crash

March 29, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has quickly settled on damages to the survivors of a woman killed in Tempe, Ariz., last week by an Uber test vehicle operating in autonomous mode.