Legal

Compliance Monitor Chides VW Secretiveness in Diesel Scandal

August 27, 2018 at 5:03 PM

The U.S.-appointed compliance official who is monitoring Volkswagen AG’s diesel cheating scandal says the carmaker continues to be reluctant to reveal information.

Ex-FCA Exec Goes to Prison in Chrysler-UAW Bribery Scandal

August 27, 2018 at 4:09 PM

A federal court in Detroit has imposed a 5.5-year prison term on the former head of labor relations for Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s U.S. operations for his role in a scheme to siphon funds from a joint FCA-UAW training center.

VW Readies Mass Firings Over Diesel Emission Scandal

August 22, 2018 at 9:42 AM

Volkswagen AG is preparing to fire perhaps dozens of engineers and managers linked to diesel emission cheating admitted by the company three years ago.

Report: Diess Knew of VW Diesel Cheating 2 Months Early

August 20, 2018 at 1:28 AM

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess was alerted to the company’s use of cheater diesel software two months before the practice was made public, according to recently unsealed documents.

UPDATE: Texas Jury Awards $242 Million in Toyota Crash

August 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM

A jury in Dallas has awarded a combined $242 million to victims of a crash involving a Toyota-made 2002 model Lexus ES 300 sedan that was struck from behind at a stop light.

SEC Subpoenas Tesla Over Musk’s Privatization Tweet

August 16, 2018 at 5:33 PM

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has subpoenaed Tesla Inc. about CEO Elon Musk’s tweet on Aug. 7 that he was considering delisting the company and had the necessary funding “secured” to buy shares at $420.

Tesla Charges Bias in Ontario Lawsuit Over EV Rebates

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Tesla Inc. says in a Canadian lawsuit that Ontario unfairly targeted the company when it phased out a rebate program for buyers of electric cars, Bloomberg News reports.

Lawsuits Claim Tesla CEO of Fraud in Buyout Tweets

August 13, 2018 at 1:41 AM

Two investor lawsuits filed on Friday claim Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk made false and misleading statements about taking the company private in a deliberate effort to hurt short-sellers.

Korean Owners Demand Criminal Probe into BMW Fires

August 09, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Twenty BMW owners in South Korea have filed a criminal complaint that claims the carmaker hid a defect blamed for 27 diesel fires this year, The Korea Herald reports.

FCA Moves to Block U.S. Sale of Lookalike Jeep

August 03, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has filed a complaint to block India’s Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. from selling SUVs in the American market that closely resemble FCA’s iconic Jeep model.

Court to Reconsider Hyundai-Kia Fuel Economy Lawsuit Deal

July 27, 2018 at 5:27 PM

A U.S. appellate court has agreed to review its earlier decision to reject a proposed settlement for owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles with overstated fuel economy ratings, Reuters reports.

Professor Sues Lyft Over Ride-Share Concept

July 25, 2018 at 8:07 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. has been sued by a former Georgia Institute of Technology engineering professor for infringing upon his patented ride-sharing platform.