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JIM HENRY

BLOG: Lending practices face new scrutiny: States

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

State officials aren't far behind the federal government in the present crackdown on auto lenders, especially in the subprime segment....
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Tammy Darvish sues father, DARCARS in ownership dispute

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

Tammy Darvish, the well-known face of DARCARS Automotive Group, is suing her father, John Darvish Sr., and the company he founded, after being left out of the dealership group's ownership team....
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Toyota opens hydrogen patents to advance fuel cells

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Toyota said today it won’t enforce more than 5,600 patents it owns on hydrogen fuel-cell technology through 2020, allowing rivals to reap the fruits of its research royalty-free. The move mirrors a step last year by Tesla Motors....
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Old GM tells New GM to compensate customers for faulty switches

1:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014

GM customers won a key ally in their quest for $10 billion in compensation: the automaker's bankrupt predecessor, which said switch defects were illegally hidden from consumers during the company's 2009 bailout....
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GM ordered to produce ex-CEO Wagoner's 2009 performance review

8:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2014

A U.S. judge ordered GM to give customers any portions of former CEO Rick Wagoner's 2009 performance evaluation that relate to recalls and ignition-switch issues....
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HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Japan's fugitive execs have called DOJ's bluff

9:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

Are the fugitive Japanese businessmen indicted for alleged price fixing calling the U.S. government's bluff?...
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Takata accused in lawsuit of burying bad airbag test results

8:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014

Takata, the maker of automobile airbags with a potentially lethal defect that prompted the recall of almost 8 million cars, was accused in a lawsuit of a years-long cover-up....
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Ford dealership pays $128,780 in EEOC settlement after firing disabled manager

5:25 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Randall Ford in Fort Smith, Ark., has been ordered to pay a former used-car manager $128,750 after failing to accommodate his post-spinal surgery disability and then firing him, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last week.
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GM's first safety-defect trial set for January 2016

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014

A federal judge in Manhattan has set Jan. 11, 2016, for the first trial in consolidated litigation against GM over a series of safety issues, including a faulty ignition switch, that have prompted millions of recalls this year....
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Ford sued over sexual harassment allegations at Chicago plant

7:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014

A lawyer who previously won a large settlement in a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Ford filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of four plaintiffs and “hundreds” of others in similar situations, alleging sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation occurring at Ford's Chicago assembly plant....
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Hitachi Metals to plead guilty, pay $1.25 million U.S. fine for fixing parts prices sold to Toyota

2:17 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Hitachi Metals will pay a $1.25 million fine and plead guilty for fixing prices and rigging bids of brake hose installed in cars in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday....
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GM lawsuit poses danger to future bailouts, Treasury says

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

The Treasury Department says confidential information it received during the GM bailout should stay secret, otherwise at-risk companies needing government help in the future might not be willing to share data....
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Takata knew of airbag defects as early as 2001, lawsuits allege

9:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

Takata knew at least as early as 2001 of manufacturing defects that could lead its airbags to explode, U.S. drivers claimed in lawsuits....
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GM wins appeal, dismissal of Spyker lawsuit upheld

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2014

GM persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company....
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N.Y. taxi owners to fight Nissan's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' in court of appeals

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2014

New York taxi fleet operators won permission to challenge the city's $1 billion plan for the "Taxi of Tomorrow," a new fleet of cabs from Nissan, before the state's top court....
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Toyota ordered to pay $12.5 million to woman 'virtually decapitated' by seat belt

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014

A California jury ordered Toyota to pay $12.5 million for being responsible for debilitating lap-only seat belt injuries in a 2010 crash....
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Takata hit with 2 more airbag lawsuits

11:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014

The recall crisis involving Takata airbags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda cars....
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Ferrari fans sue Facebook, carmaker for taking their pages

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2014

A Swiss father and his son who gained millions of Facebook followers through their Ferrari fan pages sued the social media company and the carmaker claiming they teamed up to illegally seize control of the websites....
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Claims for compensation from faulty GM ignition switch rise to 1,130

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

The number of claims of injury and death linked to a faulty ignition switch in GM cars rose 30 percent last week to 1,130, according to a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program set up to compensate accident victims....
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Hyundai must pay $73 million punitive award in Montana teens' deaths

6:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014

Hyundai must pay $73 million in punitive damages to the families of two Montana teenagers killed in 2011 crash blamed on a steering defect, a judge said....
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Fiat, VW must face lawsuit over fuel figures, group says

Sept. 23, 2014 15:35 CET

An Italian consumer group is inviting car buyers to join a lawsuit against Fiat and VW over allegations that two of the automakers' vehicles were between 18 percent and 50 percent less fuel efficient than stated by the companies....
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NO LAND, NO STORE?

High-volume dealer sues after Mitsubishi sells SoCal site

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

Abbas Ahmadi's passion for cars like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has made him a star in the automaker's retail network. His four Mitsubishi stores accounted for 3 percent of the automaker's total U.S. sales last year. Yet Ahmadi's relationship with Mitsubishi has been rocky, generating multiple lawsuits, and now he's in a battle to save his Huntington Beach, Calif., dealership....
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GM wins dismissal of 'channel stuffing' suit related to IPO

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014

General Motors has won dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of padding sales around the time of its November 2010 initial public offering by quietly unloading vehicle inventory on its dealers....
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Ford wins dismissal in U.S. of claims it aided apartheid

9:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2014

Ford won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming the company aided South Africa's apartheid regime, with a judge saying it couldn't be sued in the U.S. over actions of their units overseas....
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking to be tried for VW share manipulation

Aug. 26, 2014 12:29 CET

A German court revived criminal charges against former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-finance chief Holger Haerter involving a failed takeover of Volkswagen, saying prosecutors' findings indicate it "seems quite likely" the company hid its plan....
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