Legal

Firm Fined $6.3 Million for Software that Defeats Emission Controls

September 25, 2018 at 12:28 AM

A Florida software company has been ordered to pay $6.3 million in fines and repairs after selling 363,000 aftermarket software kits designed to disable emission control systems.

Thai Court Orders Ford to Pay $1 Million for Gearbox Woes

September 24, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s sales and service unit in Thailand has been ordered to compensate 291 car owners a combined $23 million baht ($989 million) for a troublesome transmission.

Regional Gov’t Challenges Frankfurt’s Diesel Ban

September 20, 2018 at 10:12 AM

The German state government of Hesse plans to appeal a court ruling that empowered Frankfurt to impose a partial ban on older cars, Reuters reports.

Federal Judge Dismisses GM Ignition Switch Criminal Case

September 19, 2018 at 6:12 PM

A U.S. District Court judge in New York City has discharged a 3-year-old criminal lawsuit against General Motor Co. over defective ignition switches blamed for 124 deaths.

Report: Tesla Faces Criminal Fraud Investigation

September 18, 2018 at 1:28 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has opened a probe into possible criminal fraud by Tesla Inc. regarding last month’s statement by CEO Elon Musk that he had secured funding to take the company private, sources tell Bloomberg News.

German Court Suspends VW Investor Lawsuit Hearings

September 18, 2018 at 2:48 AM

A German court has suspended further hearings for two months on nearly 1,700 Volkswagen AG investor lawsuits over diesel emission cheating, Reuters reports.

Thai Cave Diver Sues Musk for Libel

September 17, 2018 at 4:15 PM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk has been sued for libel by a British diver who helped rescue a dozen teenagers trapped in a flooded Thai cave in July.

ITC Agrees to Consider Jeep Patent Complaint

September 12, 2018 at 12:44 AM

The U.S. International Trade Commission says it is launching an investigation into claims that Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s Roxor SUV is a copy of the iconic Jeep CJ SUV.

Judge Slams VW Defense in Diesel Cheating Lawsuits

September 11, 2018 at 12:13 PM

The German judge handling investor complaints about Volkswagen AG’s diesel cheating scandal was bluntly skeptical today about several key elements of the company’s defense, Bloomberg News reports.

€9 Billion in Claims at Stake in German VW Shareholder Hearings

September 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM

A German court has begun 13 days of hearings on claims by Volkswagen AG stockholders who say the company owes them €9 billion ($10.4 billion) in compensation for cheating on diesel emissions.

Federal Judge Rejects UAW-FCA Lawsuit Over Payoff Scandal

August 31, 2018 at 4:24 PM

A federal district judge in Detroit has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that a payoff scandal involving Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union cheated UAW workers.

Tesla Wins Canada Rebate Complaint

August 31, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Tesla Inc. has prevailed in its effort to reverse an Ontario ruling that excluded the electric carmaker’s customers from qualifying for government rebates, Reuters reports.