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FCA, UAW co-conspirators in training center scandal, prosecutors say

8:17 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Federal prosecutors labeled Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the UAW co-conspirators in the corruption scandal surrounding the UAW-FCA training center, according to a document obtained by The Detroit News.

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You'll need lots of insurance

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Autonomous vehicles testing in real-world conditions have been in a number of accidents in recent months. It will take a long time before we fully understand liability and culpability in these cases.

Shareholder suit attacks Musk's pay, seeks to overhaul Tesla board

12:31 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2018
Elon Musk's multi-billion dollar compensation package should be rescinded and the board of Tesla should be overhauled to better protect investors in the electronic car company, according to a lawsuit filed by a shareholder.

UAW-Chrysler training center sues to recover $4.4 million in embezzled funds

3:44 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
The UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, embroiled in a multimillion-dollar federal corruption scandal, sued two former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officials and a union leader's widow Friday to recover more than $4.4 million in embezzled funds.

Former VW chief Winterkorn summoned to testify in emissions lawsuit, paper says

June 8, 2018 08:39 CET
Former VW Group chief Martin Winterkorn and the CEOs of Audi and Bosch have been asked to testify before a German court in connection with a lawsuit seeking damages from the automaker over its emissions-cheating scandal, a report said.

Car salesman sues former boss over abusive behavior, purple nurples

12:39 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
An AutoNation dealership in Texas has found itself at the center of a defamation lawsuit from one of its car salesmen who is alleging that management brushed aside his former boss' abusive behavior.

Tesla seeks to dismiss securities fraud lawsuit

10:38 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2018
Tesla asked a court to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit by shareholders who said the electric vehicle maker gave false public statements about the progress of producing the Model 3 sedan.

VW could face class action from 2 million German owners after law change

May 9, 2018 17:05 CET
About 2 million diesel car owners in Germany could join class action lawsuits to seek compensation from VW after the German cabinet approved a draft law that aims to make it easier for people to join a legal test case.

Tesla sued by truckmaker over alleged design patent violation

May 2, 2018 09:24 CET
Tesla is being sued by Nikola Motor, which makes hydrogen-powered semi-trucks, in a lawsuit alleging design patent infringements.

Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup

April 30, 2018 10:14 CET
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run by ex-BMW executives.

GM sues group over sale of stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
General Motors is suing Grossinger Auto Group, alleging it breached an exclusive-use agreement in the sale of its Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership assets to AutoCanada.

Supreme Court ruling exempts service advisers from overtime pay requirements

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that exempts service advisers from overtime pay requirements may be limited by tougher state laws and congressional action, lawyers say.

Former Ford engineer could win $16.8 million from discrimination case

1:08 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2018
A federal court jury last week proposed awarding nearly $17 million to a former Ford engineer after he sued the automaker for discrimination, although Ford is contesting the verdict.

Racism suit filed against Chevy dealership in Conn.

1:12 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2018
A former employee sued Lee Partyka Chevrolet in Connecticut, alleging the general manager fired him for complaining about a hostile work environment based on race.

VW owners begin diesel lawsuit in UK High Court

March 27, 2018 14:55 CET
Lawyers for more than 50,000 VW owners began a lawsuit against the automaker in London's High Court in a battle for compensation over its diesel-emissions cheating scandal.

BMW sued by U.S. diesel drivers over emissions-test cheating

11:34 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2018
BMW joined the growing list of carmakers sued by drivers in the United States for installing software designed to cheat diesel-emissions tests.

Family of 'Star Trek' actor settles with FCA over fatal accident

6:39 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2018
The family of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the up-and-coming actor almost two years ago.

Fiat Chrysler denied bid to dismiss diesel emission cheating claims

7:11 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2018
A federal judge ruled that owners of 150,000 Dodge Rams and Jeep Grand Cherokees can proceed to trial over allegations that the vehicles' software was designed to hide emissions over the legal limit.

FCA loses appeal of fatal Jeep-fire case before Georgia Supreme Court

7:50 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2018
The Georgia State Supreme Court unanimously upheld a $40 million award to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed in 2012 when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was riding was rear-ended and burst into flames.

Penske workers share $2.1 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
Penske Automotive Group will pay $3.2 million to certain employees at its California dealerships and others as part of a settlement of a wage-and-hour lawsuit.

AutoNation operators settle suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
AutoNation dealership and collision center operators have settled with California over charges of improperly disposing of hazardous waste and customer records.

VW Chairman Poetsch may testify in investor lawsuit, report says

March 2, 2018 09:58 CET
VW Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch may testify in a German lawsuit over the diesel-emissions scandal to defuse claims the automaker was too slow in telling investors about the probe, Bloomberg reported.

VW settles diesel owner suit on eve of trial

10:51 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2018
Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit on Friday resolved a lawsuit brought by a North Carolina man whose diesel emissions case was set to be the first to go to trial on Monday.

VW, Ford, GM, Toyota among automakers providing up to $130 million for Takata's U.S. settlement

Feb. 14, 2018 12:20 CET
VW, Ford, GM and Toyota are among a group of 13 automakers who will contribute as much as $130 million to compensate those injured by faulty Takata airbag inflators as part of a deal to resolve the supplier's bankruptcy, a U.S. plaintiffs' attorney said.

Takata, U.S. government tangle over victim payments

5:05 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018
Airbag supplier Takata and the U.S. government have agreed how to divvy up $850 million in restitution payments to automakers, but the two still are debating in court over which victims will receive the remaining $125 million.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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