Legal

UPDATE: Three More Officials Sentenced in FCA-UAW Fraud

November 07, 2018 at 5:52 PM

A U.S. district judge in Detroit has sentenced three more executives to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to divert funds from a worker training center co-operated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the United Auto Workers union.

VW Faces Owner Lawsuit in Germany over Diesels

November 01, 2018 at 4:20 PM

A consumer group is invoking Germany’s new class-action lawsuit rules to sue Volkswagen Group over the company’s diesel emission cheating.

Toyota Ordered to Pay $208 Million to Crash Victims

November 01, 2018 at 12:47 AM

A county judge in Texas has ordered Toyota Motor Corp. to pay a family $208 million for injuries the plaintiffs attribute to a faulty front seatback design.

Lawsuit Claims Tesla’s Autopilot System Isn’t Safe

October 31, 2018 at 1:22 AM

A lawsuit in Florida claims that Tesla Inc. overstates the safety of its semi-automatic Autopilot driving system.

U.S. Justice Dept. Accelerates Probe Into Tesla Production Claims

October 29, 2018 at 1:34 AM

A criminal probe by the U.S. Dept. of Justice into Tesla Inc.’s production claims about its Model 3 electric sedan is intensifying, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Court Orders Porsche SE to Pay €47 Million to VW Investors

October 24, 2018 at 5:26 PM

A German court has ordered Porsche Automobil Holding SE to pay its shareholders €47 million ($54 million) for failing to notify them quickly enough about diesel emission cheating by Volkswagen AG.

Audi Pays €800 Million to Settle Diesel Probe

October 16, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit has agreed to pay an €800 million ($927 million) fine to settle charges that it sold diesels rigged to circumvent pollution laws.

Opel Facilities Raided in Diesel Probe

October 15, 2018 at 11:43 AM

German prosecutors descended on Opel facilities in Kaiserslautern and Russelsheim today as part of a continuing investigation into diesel emission cheating.

Germany Probes Falsified Data for Audi Cars Shipped to S. Korea

October 09, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Prosecutors in Germany are investigating at least three Audi AG employees on charges of falsifying certification documents for vehicles exported to South Korea.

Musk Mocks SEC Days After Settlement

October 05, 2018 at 3:43 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk criticized the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last night, only five days after reaching an agreement with the agency to avoid a lawsuit to remove him from the company.

SEC Says Musk Misled Tesla Investors with Delisting Claim

September 27, 2018 at 5:41 PM

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Tesla Inc. CEO Musk of making false and misleading statements about taking the company private.

Honda Agrees to License Paice Hybrid Technology

September 26, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Baltimore, Md.-based Paice LLC says it has reached an agreement with Honda Motor Co., under which the carmaker will license Paice’s hybrid powertrain technology.