Legal

Ghosn Probe Expands to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Finances

November 20, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Nissan’s investigation into claimed financial wrongdoing by CEO Carlos Ghosn is broadening to cover possible misconduct involving the finances of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, sources tell Reuters.

Report: Ghosn Failed to Report $45 Million in Compensation

November 19, 2018 at 2:50 PM

  Chairman Carlos Ghosn reported only half the 10 billion yen ($89 million) he was paid by Nissan Motor Co. between 2011 and 2016, The Nikkei reports.

Ex-Tesla Manager Indicted for Embezzling $9.3 Million

November 13, 2018 at 2:39 AM

A former supply chain manager at Tesla Inc. has been accused by prosecutors of embezzling $9.3 million in 2016-2017, USA Today reports.

German Court Orders Diesel Bans in Bonn, Cologne

November 09, 2018 at 2:27 AM

An administrative court in Germany has ruled that Bonn and Cologne must implement partial bans on diesel vehicles to help meet European Union air quality standards.

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.