Legal Liabilities in Automotive Manufacturing

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.

Germany’s Diesel Probe Widens to Include Audi CEO Stadler

June 12, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Audi AG CEO Rupert Stadler is now part of the investigation into diesel emission cheating at parent company Volkswagen AG, according to German prosecutors.

Court Orders Diesel Ban for Aachen, Germany

June 08, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Aachen has become Germany’s second city ordered by a court to impose a partial diesel ban to meet pollution control goals.

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.