Legal

Ghosn Granted Bail in Japan

March 05, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Former Nissan-Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been granted bail after being detained for 107 days in a Tokyo jail on charges of financial wrongdoing.

SEC Seeks Contempt Charge Against Musk

February 26, 2019 at 12:41 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk faces a contempt charge for violating his settlement last October with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Europe Targets Five Carmakers in Antitrust Probe

February 25, 2019 at 12:32 AM

The European Commission is investigating possible collusion on auto parts pricing by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, PSA and Renault, Der Spiegel reports.

New Lawyer Declares Ghosn's Woes an “Internal” Matter

February 20, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s new lead lawyer blasts Nissan Motor Co., prosecutors and Japan’s courts for their handling of the ex-chairman’s financial woes.

Jury Awards Ford SUV Rollover Victim $152 Million

February 18, 2019 at 12:11 PM

A jury in Alabama has awarded $152 million to a 24-year-old man paralyzed in a rollover crash in 2015, Reuters reports.

German Prosecutors May Fine Bosch Over Diesel Cheating

February 08, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Prosecutors in Stuttgart are pondering whether to fine Robert Bosch GmbH for supplying Volkswagen AG with software used by the carmaker to evade diesel emission standards.

Renault Helped Pay Ghosn’s Wedding Costs

February 07, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Renault SA says an internal probe discovered that the company paid a portion of the costs for a wedding reception for then-Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

FCA, Bosch to Pay Lawyers $66 Million in Diesel Scandal

February 07, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Robert Bosch GmbH have agreed to pay a combined $66 million to lawyers representing owners of high-polluting FCA diesels.

Class-Action Diesel Lawsuit Against Daimler, Bosch to Proceed

February 05, 2019 at 12:13 AM

A federal judge in New Jersey has denied motions by Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that claims the two companies conspired to evade U.S. diesel emission laws.

MIT Profs Say Ford Stole Their Engine Patents

February 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM

A trio of engineering professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claim that Ford Motor Co. stole their engine technology and is using it illegally in several top-selling models.

Apple Engineer Accused of Stealing Self-Driving-Car Secrets

January 31, 2019 at 3:01 PM

For the second time in six months, a Chinese nationalist working on Apple Inc.’s Project Titan autonomous car program in California has been charged with stealing proprietary data.  

Nissan, Renault Hire Auditor to Head Alliance Probe

January 30, 2019 at 1:48 AM

Nissan Motor Co. and Renault Group have hired Mazars Group, the French auditor, to look for possible financial misconduct within their 20-year-old alliance.