Legal

France Probes Renault-Nissan Payments to Ex-Minister

June 05, 2019 at 4:01 PM

French prosecutors are investigating fees paid by the Renault-Nissan alliance to a security analyst and a former French official who is now running for mayor of Paris.

China Fines Ford Changan for Violating Anti-Monopoly Laws

June 05, 2019 at 2:00 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s joint venture with Changan Automobile Group has been fined 163 million yuan ($24 million) for violating China’s anti-monopoly law, Reuters reports.

Porsche Offices Searched in Payoff Probe

May 28, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany, raised the offices of Porsche AG earlier today as part of a broader investigation into possible financial wrongdoing.

Bosch Will Pay €90 Million Fine for Diesel Emission Cheating

May 23, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH has agreed to pay a €90 million ($101 million) fine in Germany for its role in developing software used to cheat on diesel emission certification tests.

Forster Tapped to Advise Israeli Machine Vision Startup

May 10, 2019 at 7:28 AM

Longtime industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster has joined the advisory board of VayaVision Sensing Ltd., an Israeli developer of autonomous vehicle software.

Tesla Sued Over Fatal Crash of Car in Autopilot Mode

May 01, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Tesla Inc. has been sued by the family of a California man whose Tesla Model X crossover vehicle crashed into a highway barrier last year while the car was operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode.

LG Chem Files U.S. Lawsuits Against Rival SK Innovation

April 30, 2019 at 8:39 AM

South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd. and its U.S. manufacturing subsidiary have filed a pair of lawsuits claiming that rival battery maker SK Innovation Ltd. stole trade secrets related to LG’s lithium-ion battery technology.

GM Faces Lawsuit Over Faulty 8-Speed Transmission

April 26, 2019 at 2:30 PM

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors Co. over claimed flaws in the company’s 8-speed automatic transmission used in 2015-2019 model rear-drive vehicles.

Another Delay in Musk-SEC Contempt Settlement

April 26, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have secured a second extension of their talks to avoid a contempt of court ruling over Musk’s impulsive use of Twitter.

Prosecutors Probe Bonuses Paid to Suspended VW Exec

April 23, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Prosecutors may level breach of fiduciary duty charges against Volkswagen AG for paying bonuses to an executive suspended during VW’s diesel emission cheating scandal.

Musk, SEC Given Another Week to Settle Twitter Dispute

April 19, 2019 at 1:57 AM

A federal judge in New York City has given Tesla CEO Elon Musk and federal securities lawyers until April 25 to resolve a dispute over Musk’s tweets.

Germany Charges Former VW CEO Winterkorn with Fraud

April 15, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Ex-Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn and four unidentified senior executives have been accused in Germany with hiding the company’s diesel emission cheating.