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2016 alert: Tesla's fight goes national

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
The lights are on. The cameras are rolling. The flag pins are in place. And the topic of this unofficial Republican debate, taking place 30 months before the next presidential election, is whether Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell cars directly to the American consumer....
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Lawsuits seek to pierce GM's liability shield

9:33 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Lawyers across the United States are using a variety of strategies, including allegations of bankruptcy fraud, in hopes of overcoming the legal immunity that General Motors gained through its 2009 Chapter 11 reorganization....
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Ferrari, 21-year-old racer tussle for control of Facebook page

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2014
Sammy Wasem was 15 when he started a Ferrari fan page that would become one of the most popular car sites on Facebook. Six years later, he is in a legal battle with his favorite Italian sports-car maker in a case that may help define freedom of expression rights in social media....
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Ferrari fights 21-year-old racer for control of Facebook page

March 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari and amateur racecar driver Sammy Wasem are in a legal battle over a fan page Wasem started that has become one of Facebook's most popular car sites. The case may help define freedom of expression rights in social media....
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U.S. judge approves Toyota's $1.2 billion unintended acceleration deal

1:50 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
A U.S. judge approved a deferred prosecution agreement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday that resolves an investigation into safety issues and could serve as a model in a similar probe of General Motors....
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GM sued in California over ignition switch

10:09 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
GM was hit with a lawsuit on Wednesday demanding that the company be held liable for allegedly concealing problems with ignition switches before its 2009 bankruptcy....
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Auto industry files 18% more international patents in 2013

3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
The auto industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organization said today, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions....
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Bankruptcy terms limit GM liability in crash lawsuits

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2014
In apologizing for its response to a faulty ignition switch that triggered a recall of about 1.6 million cars, General Motors has vowed that it will do business differently than the company that filed for bankruptcy in 2009....
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Ford sued over patented turn signal technology

11:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
Ford was sued for patent infringement on technology for an automatic turn signal. Ford's three-blink lane change technology infringes a 2008 patent held by Richard Ponziani, a former automotive design engineer for companies including GM and Valeo, according to a complaint made public today in federal court in Wilmington, Del....
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Ernst & Young sued by U.S. over Georg Schaeffler tax probe

Feb. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Ernst & Young was accused by the United States of failing to comply with an Internal Revenue Service request for documents in an investigation of the tax liability of Georg Schaeffler, chairman of the German supplier of the same name...
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Porsche plaintiffs lose bid to halt civil suits in Germany pending Wiedeking case

Jan. 21, 2014 15:51 CET
Three plaintiffs suing Porsche SE in Germany lost their bid to pause their civil cases to await the findings of a criminal case against the carmaker's former CEO, Wendelin Wiedeking....
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Cancelled Nissan dealer in Calif. wins a retrial

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Former Los Angeles dealer Michael Kahn, who was shut down when Nissan Motor Acceptance ended his finance arrangements during the 2009 economic meltdown, has won a new trial in his lawsuit against the company....
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Daimler wins as U.S. Supreme Court rejects Argentine human-rights suit

Jan. 15, 2014 10:51 CET
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out a case against Daimler over Mercedes's alleged collaboration...
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U.S. judge dismisses apartheid claims against Daimler

7:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. She declined, however, to immediately dismiss related claims against Ford...
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Hyundai, Kia reach settlements over inflated mpg ratings

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay up to nearly $400 million to settle consumer lawsuits related to overstated fuel economy ratings on some 900,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. market. The value of Hyundai Motor America's proposed settlement totals about $210 million, while Kia Motors America agreed to pay up to $185 million, according to statements issued by the companies....
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Bosch, Continental, Denso fined by South Korea for price fixing

6:31 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
South Korea's antitrust regulator fined units of Denso, Continental and Bosch a total of $107.99 million, saying they had fixed prices of parts sold to Hyundai and Kia. The fine comes as antitrust regulators from the United States to Europe and Japan crack down on price collusion among auto parts makers....
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Bosch, Continental, Denso fined by South Korea for price fixing

Dec. 23, 2013 12:31 CET
South Korea's antitrust regulator fined units of Denso, Continental and Bosch a total of $107.99 million, saying they had fixed prices of parts sold to Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia. The fine comes as antitrust regulators from the United States to Europe and Japan crack down on price collusion among auto parts makers....
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Ally, U.S. reach $98M settlement over lending bias

10:05 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
Auto lender Ally Financial has agreed to pay $98 million to resolve claims that its manner of paying dealers for arranging contracts led minority car buyers into car loans with higher interest rates. The settlement provides a clear sign of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's determination to police the auto lending market....
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Tesla retail model faces new legal challenge in Ohio

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Ohio new-car dealers aren't giving up in their fight with Tesla. After a dealership licensing amendment to block Tesla from selling vehicles in the state wasn't taken up by state legislators earlier this month, dealers are now suing several parties to have Tesla's retail license nullified, a newspaper reported today....
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Toyota to begin settlement talks over acceleration suits

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
Toyota and lawyers pursuing claims alleging the company's vehicles suddenly accelerated, causing deaths or injuries, will begin an "intensive settlement process" to resolve the lawsuits, a judge in California said....
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Whose BladeGlider: A legal sword fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Nissan says the idea for the BladeGlider, the wedge-shaped concept that drew crowds at the Tokyo Motor Show last week, came out of the clear blue sky. One of Nissan's former racing partners begs to differ and is suing the Japanese automaker....
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Germany wins EU court fight over VW law legality, escapes fines

Oct. 22, 2013 10:51 CET
Germany escaped fines after the European Union's top court said it complied with a 2007 ruling to change legislation known as the Volkswagen law which shielded the automaker from takeovers....
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Daimler human rights case raises doubts at U.S. Supreme Court

Oct. 16, 2013 12:00 CET
A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices raised doubts over whether Daimler can be sued in federal court for alleged human rights violations in Argentina in the 1970s....
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Nissan taxi rolls even after judge blocks NYC 'tomorrow' plan

12:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
A New York judge's decision to block Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan for a uniform fleet of van-like yellow cabs with sliding doors and skylight windows won't stop them from cruising city streets. One car dealer has already taken delivery of the taxi, built by Nissan, and has sold five to individual operators....
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Takata to pay $71.3 million fine over seat belt price-fixing charges

8:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
Takata will pay $71.3 million to settle antitrust charges brought by U.S. federal prosecutors over price fixing on seat belts sold to automakers, the Japanese auto parts maker said. Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada faces a 30 percent cut in his compensation, while other directors will be subject to a 15 percent cut, the company said....
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Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

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