Fugitive auto executive Carlos Ghosn used a lengthy press conference in Beirut earlier today to reiterate claims of innocence and mistreatment by prosecutors in Japan.
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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.
Daimler is the latest European carmaker to be sued by investors over its alleged use of illegal software to evade diesel emission tests.
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.
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.
Carlos Ghosn’s dash to Lebanon last weekend to avoid prosecution in Japan has all the trappings of a “Mission Impossible” movie.
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been awaiting trial in Japan, confirms he has fled to Lebanon to escape “injustice and political persecution.”
As global markets start to slow, automotive companies must realize that technology disruption makes this downturn fundamentally different – and thriving requires a new approach.
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Volkswagen’s 4-year-old diesel cheating scandal may be just getting started as a wave of consumer fraud complaints grows.
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.
BMW AG is demanding $155 million in damages from two suppliers of air-conditioning systems, claiming they conspired to rig prices.
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.
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.
Daimler AG reportedly is being investigated for using suspicious emission control software in its smallest diesel-powered Mercedes cars.
Features that enable your car to drive itself are coming to market now, but regulations to govern their performance have lagged, notes Jennifer Dukarski, an attorney with the Butzel Long law firm.
A lawsuit involving more than 90,000 Volkswagen diesel owners in the U.K. claims VW is guilty of an “obvious cheat” in rigging diesels to evade emission laws.
A German court says Volkswagen customers in the country who unknowingly bought diesels rigged to cheat on emission tests are entitled to compensation from the company.
Germany’s legal system is being swamped by damage claims from owners of diesel-powered Volkswagen cars that VW rigged to evade European standards.
Hybrid powertrain inventor Paice LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BMW AG, claiming the German carmaker is using its technology illegally.
A PSA source tells Reuters the company’s merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is moving ahead in spite of this week’s racketeering lawsuit against FCA by General Motors.
The racketeering lawsuit General Motors filed this week against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could rattle the merger FCA hopes to complete with PSA Group by year-end.
Germany’s federal cartel office has fined BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen a combined €100 million ($111 million) for fixing the cost of surcharges on certain steel purchases.
General Motors Co. has filed a federal racketeering lawsuit claiming that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV inflicted “substantial damages” on GM through years of corrupt labor relations.
To address growing safety concerns, Uber Technologies Inc. is launching a pilot program that will record audios of passenger trips.
General Motors Co. has been ruled not liable for punitive damages for crashes occurring after the company’s 2009 bankruptcy that involve vehicles built before that date.
California has filed a lawsuit to preserve its permission to mandate electric car sales quotas and set its own standards for carbon dioxide emissions.
Several major carmakers are backing the Trump administration in two more lawsuits that challenge the government’s plan to strip California of its right to set pollution rules for cars.