A fatal accident on the lot of a Waco, Texas, Ford dealership has sparked a $1 million-plus wrongful death lawsuit against the store and the salesman who struck the victim, a service department customer, with a 2017 Ford Expedition.
Porsche SE, the investment vehicle for the Porsche and Piech families that controls VW, has been ordered by a German court to reveal what management at VW and Porsche knew about the diesel scandal and whether any evidence was destroyed.
A Texas jury concluded that substandard car repairs aggravated the effects of a severe crash. The lawyer for the crash victims asserts that insurer pressure to cut costs caused the body shop to fix the car's roof with glue rather than OEM-specified welds.
Eight technicians at a New Jersey Ford dealership won a legal settlement last week in a discriminatory wage dispute that claimed Chinese workers were paid less than than U.S. employees to do the same jobs.
German seafood company Deutsche See has appealed against a court's rejection of its complaint against VW over the carmaker's emissions cheating. Deutsche See had tried to sue the automaker over malicious deception for leasing diesel vehicles VW had said were environmentally friendly.
GM agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, Calif., after prosecutors accused the automaker of intentionally concealing serious safety defects including those involving faulty ignition switches tied to nearly 400 deaths and injuries.
Three environmental groups filed suit against the federal government Thursday for delaying the rollout of higher “gas-guzzler” penalties for automakers that produce new vehicles that fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.