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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  

Diesel

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software

Hybrid

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

Business

Tab for Ghosn’s Escape? At Least $862,500

Prosecutors cite payment linked to father-and-son pair

Labor

Back to the Ramparts for GM, FCA on Racketeering Claim

Appeals court overturns order for CEOs resolve case in person

Diesel

VW Emerges from U.S. Oversight in Diesel Scandal

Audit says VW’s flawed certification process has been fixed.

Business

GM Wants New Judge for FCA Racketeering Lawsuit

Company blasts judge’s view that lawsuit is a “waste of time and resources”

Business

Judge Orders CEOs of GM, FCA to End Racketeering Fight

An attempt to shorten years of litigation over GM’s bribery charges

Business

FCA Lands a $7.1 Billion Guaranteed Loan in Italy

Funds may further complicate FCA-PSA merger plan

Regulations

Nevada to Give California’s Low-Emission Targets a Whirl

State vows to join 14 others that favor rougher emission rules.

Business

FCA Wins Trade Ruling on Jeep Lookalike Case

The lookalike grille is gone, but the resemblance remains

Business

Antitrust Issue Raised Over Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger

Partner must address van market share worries this week

Labor

Ex-UAW Chief Pleas Guilty in Corruption Scandal

Highest-ranking official nabbed to date in 4-year-old probe

Regulations

U.S. Court Ruling Exposes VW to New Diesel Lawsuits

Court notes “staggering” jump in exposure to state and local complaints

Economics

Groups Sue U.S. Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Legal fight expected to reach the Supreme Court

Regulations

German Court Sides with VW Diesel Owners on Compensation

Court allows buybacks on diesels rigged to evade pollution standards.

Business

Musk Rants about COVID Restrictions

Threats to move headquarters, California factory make no sense

Sales

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 8

Sales perk up in China as production nosedives in Brazil, Mexico