Legal

FCA Agrees to Settle Investor Lawsuit over Diesels, Recalls

April 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay certain shareholders $110 million to settle claims that the company misled them about recall costs and its problems with diesel emissions.

EC Says BMW, Daimler, VW Blocked Emission Tech

April 05, 2019 at 12:17 PM

The European Commission has charged BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen’s VW, Audi and Porsche units with colluding to hinder the introduction of advanced pollution control equipment.

FCA Settles Dealer Lawsuit Over Vehicle Pricing

April 05, 2019 at 11:33 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has settled a 3-year-old lawsuit that claimed the company manipulated dealer sales figures to boost its stock price.

Ghosn’s Attorney Decries Japan’s “Hostage Justice”

April 04, 2019 at 4:07 PM

The head of Carlos Ghosn’s defense team in Japan has blasted today’s re-arrest of the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman as “hostage justice.”

GM Asks Court to Dismiss UAW Lawsuit Over Plant Closures

April 03, 2019 at 4:57 PM

General Motors Co. has asked a federal judge in Detroit to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the company’s plan to close four U.S. factories violates labor agreements.

Renault Alerts Prosecutors About Ghosn Payments in Oman

April 02, 2019 at 1:56 AM

Renault SA has advised prosecutors in France of possible misuse of funds by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to pay a Renault-Nissan alliance distributor in Oman, sources tell Reuters.

Judge Dismisses Shareholder Lawsuit Over Tesla Production

March 26, 2019 at 1:05 AM

A lawsuit claiming Tesla Inc. misled shareholders about its Model 3 production levels has been dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco.

JLR Wins Copycat Case Against Jiangling SUV

March 22, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has won a 3-year-old lawsuit against China’s Jiangling Motors Corp. that accused the company of selling a vehicle that copied several design features of the Range Rover Evoque SUV.   

Tesla Says Ex-Employee Stole 300,000 Data Files

March 22, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Tesla Inc. says in a lawsuit that a former employee copied 300,000 files about the company’s Autopilot self-driving system before leaving for a job with China's Xiaopeng Motors Technology Co.

U.S. Sued Over Report on Foreign Cars as Security Threat

March 21, 2019 at 6:15 PM

A conservative group has sued the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to release its February report to the White House about the security threat of foreign cars.

Report: Ghosn Trial Will Begin in September

March 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s trial on charges of underreporting his financial compensation as chairman of Nissan Motor Co. will start in September, according to Japan public TV broadcaster NHK.

States Launch Probe into Hyundai-Kia Engine Fires

March 18, 2019 at 6:28 PM

Several states are investigating whether Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate broke state consumer protection laws in their handling of engine flaws that could cause fires, Reuters reports.