A Texas court on Thursday revived a malpractice suit against Fuqua & Gappelberg LLP that alleged the firm mishandled a motorcycle product liability lawsuit against BMW of North America Inc., with the panel saying a trial judge had handed down overly harsh “death penalty” sanctions.
The U.S. on Friday backed Japan's inclusion into ongoing negotiations for a Pacific free trade agreement after both nations agreed to tackle long-standing trade barriers that have impeded America's insurance industry and automobile exports.
A California judge on Thursday approved a deal allowing American Honda Motor Co. Inc. to shut down a nationwide class action in exchange for replacing allegedly defective Civic parts and prematurely worn tires, and reimbursing consumers who have already paid out of pocket.
The trust winding up the old General Motors Corp. has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle claims related to pollution at a site in upstate New York, its last environmental settlement, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Thursday.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday dismissed a proposed class action alleging Chrysler Group LLC's 2010-2013 Dodge Ram trucks have defective engines that cause the vehicles to lose power, ruling the plaintiffs haven't adequately shown the federal court has authority to hear the case.
More than 3.3 million Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. vehicles are being recalled for a problem with their air bags that could cause them to fail to inflate or explode, sending metal particles into the interior, the companies said Thursday.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a trial court’s award of $6.2 million in fees to the attorneys who successfully represented a class of consumers who sued Volkswagen Group of America Inc. over defective windows.
Toyota Motor Corp. escaped liability on Friday for a car crash that left a woman with severe leg fractures and other injuries, with a Washington state jury finding that the front of the woman's 2004 Lexus was not defective.
A California appeals court on Monday reversed a decision denying Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC's bid to compel arbitration in a putative class action over alleged debt collection violations, telling a lower court to consider whether unconscionable portions of a car purchase contract's arbitration clause can be severed.
An executive at WhatsApp throws water on rumors of a billion-dollar sale to Google Inc., while Fiat SpA's CEO puts a timeline on the company's anticipated Chrysler Group LLC takeover.
The Nevada commissioner for insurance cannot bar the Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance Risk Retention Group from issuing so-called first-dollar automobile insurance policies because of a federal law that prevents state law from restricting such risk retention groups from operating, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.
Mazda Motor Corp. was recently hit with a putative class action in New Jersey court alleging the company issued a warranty notice to customers that misstated the requirements for pursuing a refund on a defective vehicle.
Toyota Motor Corp. on Friday agreed to pay $16 million to settle consumer protection claims brought by the district attorney for Orange County, Calif., who said the company had concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
Oil industry groups have pledged to battle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to dramatically cut the sulfur content in gasoline, but experts say they will struggle to succeed, given that the proposal has already won support from automakers and many states.
The Eighth Circuit has ruled that employers can deem a job task an “essential function” under the Americans with Disabilities Act even if it's rarely performed.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal Graves Amendment, which shields car rental companies and businesses that lease cars from vicarious liability for harm caused by their drivers, preempts state law, letting a DaimlerChrysler unit off the hook for damages in a 2003 car accident.
Canadian competition authorities said Thursday that Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., a Japanese supplier of automotive parts, has been fined about $5 million for taking part in an international bid-rigging scheme in the industry.
Industrial machinery giant Caterpillar Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Tuesday in New Jersey federal court alleging it leased and sold heavy-duty vehicles with defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar advertised they would.
A Texas appellate court reaffirmed Wednesday that Ford Motor Co. isn't liable for a Ford Explorer rollover accident that killed a teenager, ruling a trial court correctly allowed Ford to introduce evidence that the deceased wasn't wearing a seat belt during the accident.
A California appeals court ruled Tuesday that a class of auto mechanics paid on a piece-rate basis were also entitled to minimum wages for time spent waiting during their shifts and that their employer could not average their compensation to show minimum wage compliance.