#LEGAL

Autonomous Vehicles

Uber Test Driver Pleads Not Guilty of Killing Pedestrian

Grand jury says driver is in charge, autonomous system or not.

Business

GM Files New Bribery Lawsuit Against FCA

Fresh tack to be tested in a Michigan circuit court.

Business

Ghosn Aide Pleads Not Guilty on Pay Charges

With Ghosn in exile, Kelly faces the music as sole individual defendant.

Diesel

Daimler Will Pay $1.5 Billion for Diesel Emission Cheating in U.S.

Settlement covers 250,000 diesel sold in 2009-2011.

Business

Daimler Slapped with Second Injunction over Patent Use

Nokia and now Sharp win okay to block sales in Germany...at a price

Diesel

Ex-VW Chief Winterkorn Faces Trial in Diesel Scandal

German court cites “predominant likelihood” of fraud conviction.

Labor

Second Ex-UAW President Charged in Corruption Probe

Dennis Williams indicted for embezzling union funds

Diesel

Court Won’t Reconsider Ruling on VW Emission Updates

VW vows Supreme Court plea to bar local enforcement

Car/Ride Sharing

Uber, Lyft Get Reprieve in California

Gig employment issue now will be decided in November election

Connectivity

Nokia Wins Patent Ruling on Connectivity Tech

Defends cellular connectivity patents in German lawsuit against Daimler

Hybrid

EV Startup Canoo IPO Due This Year

$2.4 billion deal is the latest in reverse merger deals

Business

GM Tries Once More on FCA Racketeering Charges

Options running out in second bid to revive lawsuit

Regulations

Calif., 5 Carmakers Agree on Tougher Emission Rules

Seeking middle ground between Obama, Trump era standards

Labor

Judge Rejects GM’s Attempt to Revive FCA Lawsuit

It’s back to appellate court as GM tries to establish damages

Business

Auto Alliance Backs VW Plea on Emission Updates

Arguing to block regional enforcement of pollution-tampering laws

Business

FCA Blasts GM’s Espionage Charges as “Despicable”

The posturing continues as both sides claim the high ground

Business

Levandowski Sentenced for Stealing Robo-Car Data

The end of years of high and low drama

Labor

GM Charges FCA with Corporate Espionage

New claims of offshore accounts, boardroom moles and more

Mobility

Tesla Picks Texas for New Plant Site, Files Lawsuit Against Rivian

There’s never a dull moment for the EV giant  

Regulations

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software

Batteries

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers

Regulations

Ex-VW Manager Will Finish U.S. Prison Term in Germany

Two more years to serve for role in diesel emission cheating scandal

Business

Tesla Busted in Germany Over Autopilot Claims

Another slap on the wrist for touting the autonomous capabilities of its cars

Regulations

VW Faces Another Wave of Diesel Lawsuits in Europe

High court ruling makes it easier for Europeans to sue the company