LEGAL

Legal

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Propulsion

VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis

Production

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 

Business

Ex-UAW Official Gets 28-Month Prison Term for Supplier Shakedown

Federal investigators creep closer to indicting former union presidents.

Production

Tesla’s German Plant on Hold

Bats, wolves and snakes get their day in court.

Business

VW Offers $900 Million to Diesel Owners in Europe

Volkswagen says it’s ready to begin paying €830 million in reparations in Germany to owners of diesels it rigged to evade European emission standards.

Business

How Will Governments Handle Autonomous Mobility?

Report finds differences—and sometimes indifference—to robo-cars

Legal

Ghosn Goes Hollywood

Ghosn hires a big-time Hollywood agent to shop his story.

Legal

U.S. Drops Antitrust Probe of CO2 Deal by 4 Carmakers, California

Is the fight over emission standards nearing an end?

Labor

Still Another Ex-UAW Official Cops a Plea in Corruption Probe

Prosecutors circle closer to two ex-UAW presidents.

Labor

FCA Files to Dismiss GM Racketeering Claim

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants a federal court to toss out claims by General Motors that it enjoyed special labor concessions by bribing United Auto Workers union executives.

Business

Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.

Business

6 More VW Employees Charged in Diesel Scandal

Prosecutors in Germany have filed criminal charges against six more Volkswagen executives for their roles in the company’s never-ending diesel emission cheating scandal.

Regulations

Investors Sue Daimler Over Diesel Cheating

Daimler is the latest European carmaker to be sued by investors over its alleged use of illegal software to evade diesel emission tests.

Business

Japan Issues Arrest Warrant for Ghosn’s Wife

Japan has issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn’s wife Carole, two weeks after the former Nissan chairman fled the country to avoid charges of financial misdeeds.

Propulsion

VW in Talks to Settle German Diesel Claims

Volkswagen has shelled out billions of dollars in the U.S. over its diesel cheating scandal. Now it’s in talks to settle claims by more than 400,000 disgruntled customers in Germany.

Business

How Ghosn Got from Tokyo to Beirut

Carlos Ghosn’s dash to Lebanon last weekend to avoid prosecution in Japan has all the trappings of a “Mission Impossible” movie.

Business

Ghosn Flees Japan for Refuge in Lebanon

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been awaiting trial in Japan, confirms he has fled to Lebanon to escape “injustice and political persecution.”

Diesel

Australia Fines VW $1.5 Million Per Car for Diesel Cheating

Volkswagen’s 4-year-old diesel cheating scandal may be just getting started as a wave of consumer fraud complaints grows.

Business

Nissan Faces $22 Million Fine Over Ghosn’s Pay

Nissan is about to pay a $22 million fine for not telling anyone about tens of millions of dollars in retirement pay it set aside for Carlos Ghosn, its chairman at the time.

Business

BMW Sues A/C Suppliers for Price Fixing

BMW AG is demanding $155 million in damages from two suppliers of air-conditioning systems, claiming they conspired to rig prices.

Legal

52 Suppliers Settle Calif. Antitrust Claims

A group of 52 suppliers has agreed to pay California a combined $23 million for rigging bids and fixing prices on a wide range of auto parts.

Legal

White House Asks Court to Reject Calif. Emissions Lawsuit

The Trump administration has asked a federal judge to reject a California lawsuit the asserts the state’s right to set limits for carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions.