Legal

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.

Dealers Sue Colorado for Adopting Calif. Emission Rules

January 30, 2019 at 12:44 AM

Auto dealers in Colorado have sued the state’s air quality commission for adopting California’s low-emission standards.

Japanese Court Rejects Ghosn’s Latest Plea for Bail

January 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

A court in Tokyo has again rejected Carlos Ghosn’s bail request, making it less likely that the former Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors Say Their JV Improperly Paid Ghosn $9 Million

January 18, 2019 at 1:53 AM

Nissan Motor Co. and its Mitsubishi Motors Corp. affiliate confirm that their Dutch joint venture paid Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of both companies, $9 million without telling them.

U.S. Indicts 4 Audi Execs in Diesel Cheating Probe

January 18, 2019 at 12:04 AM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has charged four midlevel Audi AG executives in Germany with doctoring the company’s 3.0-liter diesels to evade emission tests.

UPDATE: Nissan Plans to File Damage Claim Against Ghosn

January 16, 2019 at 12:17 AM

Nissan Motor Co. reportedly plans to file a civil lawsuit in Japan that demands former Chairman Carlos Ghosn pay for damages resulting from his alleged misuse of corporate funds.

Judge Rejects Ghosn’s Request for Bail

January 15, 2019 at 1:15 PM

A district court in Tokyo turned down Carlos Ghosn’s request to be released on bail after nearly two months in jail on charges of financial misconduct.