GM ignition switch accords challenged over alleged lawyer conflict

8:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

A settlement fund for the benefit of more than 1,000 GM customers who sued over faulty ignition switches should be re-examined by a judge because the lawyer who negotiated it had a conflict of interest, another plaintiff attorney involved in the cases alleged....
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Lawyers leading fatal-defect case against GM must go, rival says

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The lead attorneys in a sprawling group of lawsuits against General Motors over defective ignition switches failed and should be removed, a rival lawyer who helped reveal the deadly flaw urged in a blistering court filing....
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Tesla sues German supplier over Model X falcon doors

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

Tesla Motors sued a German parts supplier for misrepresenting its ability to design and build the signature falcon-wing doors on its long-delayed Model X crossover....
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VW's South Korea chief faces criminal case over emissions recall

Jan. 19, 2016 10:55 CET

South Korea plans to file a criminal complaint against the country's Volkswagen and Audi chief. It says a recall plan for emissions-cheating cars fell short of legal requirements....
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Fiat Chrysler's alleged cheating shocks investors, not dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

When two dealerships owned by a Chicago-area group last week accused Fiat Chrysler of falsifying sales reports, it did two things: Cratered FCA's share price and launched yet another discourse about industry integrity....
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Shareholders plan to sue VW in Germany over emissions scandal

Jan. 18, 2016 14:10 CET

Dozens of large shareholders in Volkswagen plan to sue the automaker in a German court, seeking compensation for the plunge in its shares due to its emissions test cheating scandal....
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FCA calls dealer charges of false U.S. sales reports 'baseless'

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

FCA fired back at what it called underperforming and “disgruntled dealers” who have accused the company of falsely reporting U.S. sales in a federal racketeering suit. The automaker said the two dealers have failed to substantiate and provide evidence supporting the claims -- even before the suit was filed....
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Dealerships accuse Fiat Chrysler of falsifying U.S. sales

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Two Fiat Chrysler dealerships that are part of a suburban Chicago dealer group filed a civil racketeering suit against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker offered dealers large amounts of money to report unsold vehicles as sold....
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Takata airbag victim's family cites skewed data to reopen suit

6:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

The family of a Virginia woman who was killed by shrapnel from a Takata airbag is seeking to reopen a lawsuit it previously settled over her death based on allegations the company knew the device was defective....
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Fisker sues Aston Martin over The Force 1 release

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Designer Henrik Fisker filed a $100 million civil extortion lawsuit against Aston Martin, claiming his former employer wants to prevent him from unveiling a new supercar at next week's Detroit auto show....
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Hyundai, Kia will pay Paice to end case over hybrid engines

6:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay royalties to a Baltimore company to end a patent-infringement fight over hybrid engines....
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VW agrees to terms for 20 billion euro bridge loan, report says

Dec. 2, 2015 11:37 CET

VW Group has agreed with banks on the terms of a planned 20 billion euro ($21.2 billion) bridge loan to help it meet the costs of its emissions scandals, Reuters reported....
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VW faces $72 million lawsuit in Australia over emissions scandal

Nov. 19, 2015 11:46 CET

VW is facing a class action lawsuit in Australia from people who own diesel vehicles caught up in the group's emissions scandal. Lawyers are seeking total damages in excess of $72 million....
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GM could face punitive damage claims in switch litigation

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

A U.S. judge said GM may be liable for limited punitive damages in lawsuits it faces over an ignition switch problem that prompted the recall of millions of vehicles last year....
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VW failed to report death, 3 injuries linked to vehicles to NHTSA

6:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving its vehicles to a U.S. regulator's database designed to save lives by spotting possible defects....
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Porsche's VW takeover bid hit by Lehman bankruptcy, court hears

Oct. 30, 2015 20:54 CET

Porsche's failed bid to take over VW in 2008 faced hurdles in the wake of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy in September of that year, a Stuttgart court was told....
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking denies VW share manipulation in 2008

Oct. 22, 2015 15:48 CET

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking rejected charges he lied about the company's plan to acquire VW in 2008. Wiedeking could face up to five years in prison if found guilty of breaching securities trading laws during Porsche's bid to take over VW....
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Porsche manipulation trial starts amid VW emissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2015 12:32 CET

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and Chief Financial Officer Holger Haerter are scheduled to go on trial Thursday. They face market manipulation charges over their role in Porsche's failed attempt to take over VW Group in 2008....
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Autotrader inflated vehicle views, New York dealership group's lawsuit says

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

A New York City dealership group is suing Autotrader in federal court for at least $1.5 million, alleging the online vehicle-shopping site double-counted the number of shoppers viewing its car listings over five years and hid the issue to retain the subscription....
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3 Nishikawa Rubber execs indicted by U.S. for price-fixing

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Three executives affiliated with Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber Co. were indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in the auto supply chain’s ongoing price-fixing scandal....
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VW sued by West Virginia over clean diesel claims

6:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

West Virginia is suing Volkswagen AG for deceiving car buyers after the EPA said last month that the company had installed software to hide that its diesel engines exceeded pollution standards....
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Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trial

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.9 million after a federal jury said the South Korean carmakers infringed patents related to hybrid engines. The companies pledged to appeal....
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Used-car dealers in Calif. sue VW over diesel emissions

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Independent, used car dealerships sued Volkswagen AG in California on Thursday over losses they say they will incur following revelations that the company fitted some diesel models with software to cheat on U.S. vehicle emissions tests....
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Holy lawsuit, Batman! U.S. court affirms Batmobile's copyright

6:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The Batmobile, the indispensable crime fighting vehicle driven by comic book hero Batman, has enough distinct character traits to qualify for copyright protection, a U.S. appeals court ruled....
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VW, Fla. dealership accused of deceiving diesel customers in lawsuit

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

A proposed class-action lawsuit filed today alleges that Volkswagen and a Florida dealership deceived customers about the performance of the diesel-powered vehicles at the center of the German automaker's emissions scandal....
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