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Print ads target Nissan on BladeGlider design

1:12 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
Racing mogul Don Panoz, who sued Nissan last year alleging that the company copied the unusual shape of his DeltaWing race car, is stepping up his campaign with a series of print advertisements aimed at Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn....
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German carmakers consider black box recorders for self-drive cars

June 20, 2014 16:10 CET
German carmakers are considering the use of aircraft-style "black box" data recorders in self-driving cars, potentially a crucial step in getting the new technology on the road....
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GM car owners in U.S. owed about $10 billion in lost value after recalls, lawsuit says

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET
GM is facing a new lawsuit that says the automaker should compensate millions of vehicle owners in the U.S. for lost resale value, potentially exceeding $10 billion (7.3 billion euros), after a slew of recalls....
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Lawsuit says GM owners owed around $10 billion in lost value after recalls

2:39 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
A new lawsuit says General Motors should compensate millions of car and truck owners for lost resale value, potentially exceeding $10 billion, because a slew of recalls and a deadly delay in recalling cars with defective ignition switches has damaged its brand....
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Mercedes SUVs least likely to be recovered after theft

1:56 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Mercedes-Benz SUVs are the least likely vehicles in the United States to be recovered once stolen, as thieves target luxury models to export or dismantle....
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GM employees questioned by U.S. attorney under ignition switch probe, reports say

6:19 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Federal prosecutors have begun interviewing present and former GM employees as part of a criminal probe into the automaker's delayed ignition-switch recall that has been linked to at least 13 deaths, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter....
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Nissan, N.Y. clear hurdle as appeals court validates taxi pact

3:17 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
New York's plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan is legal, an appeals court ruled, overturning a judge who said the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped its authority by requiring owners to buy a specific vehicle....
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Feinberg's 9/11 formula gives clues to how he'll craft GM payouts

12:34 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Ken Feinberg gained prominence compensating victims after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the BP oil spill, developing methods that show he's likely to be a tough negotiator in deciding how much money people get for injuries they had in defective GM cars....
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Former Takata executive indicted in seat belt price-fixing scheme

1:27 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
A federal grand jury has indicted a former top-tier global sales executive at Takata on a charge of participating in a conspiracy to fix the prices for seat belts, the Department of Justice said today....
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Arbitration court to rule in VW-Suzuki dispute this year, report says

June 5, 2014 17:07 CET
Volkswagen and Suzuki are a step closer to resolving a dispute over their failed partnership after a court of arbitration wrapped up witness hearings, paving the way for a verdict by the end of the year, sources said....
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Continental's Veyance deal is probed by German cartel office

May 26, 2014 14:39 CET
Germany's cartel office says it has launched a probe into Continental's planned takeover of U.S. rubber firm Veyance Technologies....
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GABE NELSON

GM's list of 69 dirty words has its rationale -- and risks

7:00 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2014
GM's attorneys weren't immune to the cost-cutting culture that has been blamed for this year's ignition switch fiasco, if we are to judge from a newly surfaced slide presentation in which they coached engineers to avoid 69 incendiary words and phrases -- including “safety.”...
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Tokai Rika exec indicted in ongoing supplier price-fixing probe

12:57 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
An executive at Japan's Tokai Rika -- a Toyota supplier -- was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Detroit for conspiracy to fix prices and obstruction of justice....
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THE GM RECALL

GM overhauling legal department to prevent recall delays, report says

6:58 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
General Motors is overhauling its legal department as the automaker tries to break down silos that delayed the recall of millions of cars for a defect linked to 13 deaths, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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GM, Delphi ask Texas court to consolidate ignition-related suits

1:43 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
GM and Delphi asked the Texas Supreme Court to merge four driver-injury suits tied to faulty ignition switches into one state case....
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European push gives self-driving cars a boost

May 19, 2014 10:42 CET
Cars could be driving themselves down the world's streets far sooner than expected because of a change in a global treaty backed by European countries....
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Judge sets out rules for multibillion-dollar fight over GM ignition-switch defects

1:43 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
The federal judge who once steered the future of bankrupt GM set out rules today for a fight over billions of dollars in claims tied to the company's ignition-switch defects....
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Porsche may win VW options case despite 'slyness'

May 15, 2014 09:23 CET
Porsche SE may win a second victory in a legal battle with investors over its aborted takeover of Volkswagen Group after a judge said its actions were sly but not necessarily illegal....
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Hyundai to appeal $248 million verdict over fatal Montana crash

2:11 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
Hyundai Motor America plans to appeal a $248 million verdict awarded to the families of two boys killed in 2011 in a crash involving a Hyundai car they claimed was defective....
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Texting while driving can lead to jail time in Ireland

May 13, 2014 12:03 CET
Texting while driving is now considered as serious an offense as drunk driving in Ireland, with fines starting at 1,000 euros and jail time a possibility for habitual offenders. The new rules are considered among the toughest in Europe....
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking's manipulation-probe ruling appealed

May 5, 2014 13:28 CET
Prosecutors in Stuttgart have appealed a court decision that ruled former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking won't have to stand trial on market manipulation charges over a failed bid to acquire Volkswagen Group....
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking won't face criminal trial over VW bid

5:51 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2014
Ex-Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-CFO Holger Haerter won't stand trial on market manipulation charges over the use of options in a failed bid to acquire Volkswagen....
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking won't face criminal trial over VW bid

April 25, 2014 11:51 CET
Ex-Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-CFO Holger Haerter won't stand trial on market manipulation charges over the use of options in a failed bid to acquire Volkswagen....
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GM owners claim bankruptcy fraud to keep recall suits alive

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2014
GM's request for court protection from 50 car-owner lawsuits seeking compensation for millions of recalled autos with defective ignition switches was attacked as legally “unsupportable.”...
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Plaintiffs call GM bid to freeze ignition suit a 'red herring'

10:49 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
GM's bid to freeze a lawsuit over faulty ignition switches may compromise public safety, plaintiffs told a judge in California, calling the automaker's claim that its 2009 bankruptcy shielded it from the old GM's liabilities “irrelevant” and a “red herring.”...
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