Legal

VW Details its Defense of Top Managers in Diesel Cheating Scandal

March 02, 2018 at 12:06 AM

Volkswagen AG claims in a detailed court document that top executives knew nothing about the company’s diesel emission cheating before U.S. regulators revealed the scandal in 2015.

German High Court Says Cities May Impose Diesel Driving Bans

February 27, 2018 at 4:24 PM

German cities may impose local driving bans on older, higher-polluting diesels, the country’s Federal Administrative Court has ruled.

Congress Ponders New VW Diesel Emissions Probe

February 23, 2018 at 10:39 AM

The U.S. Congress may launch a new investigation into Volkswagen AG’s diesel emission cheating scandal that will focus on executive involvement.

German Court Delays Ruling on Diesel Bans

February 23, 2018 at 1:20 AM

Germany’s highest administrative court in Leipzig says it won’t rule until Feb. 27 on an appeal to overturn temporary city bans on older diesels.

Takata Settles Airbag Inflator Probe by 44 U.S. States

February 22, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Bankrupt supplier Takata Corp. has agreed to pay $650 million to settle civil claims by 44 state attorneys general that the company deceived consumers about its explosion-prone airbag inflators.

Germany Expands Audi Diesel Probe to Former Board Members

February 22, 2018 at 3:13 PM

Prosecutors in Germany have widened their investigation into Audi AG’s role in parent Volkswagen AG’s diesel emission cheating scandal to include two if its former management board members.

EC Fines Three Suppliers €151 Million for Price Fixing

February 22, 2018 at 1:00 AM

The European Commission has fined Bosch, Continental and NGK a combined €151 million ($185 million) for conspiring to control competition for sparkplugs and electronic braking systems in Europe.

Detroit Judge Rejects GM-Bosch Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit about Diesel Cheating

February 21, 2018 at 12:33 AM

General Motors Co. and Robert Bosch GmbH have failed to quash a U.S. lawsuit that claims they used illegal software to evade diesel emission regulations.

VW Loses Bid to Delay U.S. Trial on Diesel Emissions

February 20, 2018 at 4:59 PM

A circuit court judge in Virginia has rejected Volkswagen AG’s request to delay a trial about claims that the company deceived buyers by touting its cheater diesels as environmentally friendly.

German High Court to Rule on Legality of City Diesel Bans

February 19, 2018 at 1:51 AM

Germany’s highest court for administrative disputes is expected to decide on Thursday whether cities can ban diesels to help improve local air quality.

U.S. Court Approves Takata Bankruptcy Exit Plan

February 19, 2018 at 12:25 AM

A bankruptcy court in Delaware has approved a Chapter 11 restructuring plan for the U.S. unit of airbag supplier Takata Corp.

Takata, U.S. Skirmish Over Payments to Airbag Inflator Victims

February 14, 2018 at 12:05 AM

Takata Corp. is objecting to the terms of a deal with the U.S. government to distribute $125 million in payments to victims injured or killed by the supplier’s faulty airbag inflators.