A Tennessee auto part plant slapped the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a sanctions motion in federal court on Tuesday, saying that the agency’s age discrimination claims don’t hold water, and it knows it.
The owner of Saab Automobile AB will get almost eight more weeks to develop its reorganization plan, a Swedish court decided on Wednesday in conjunction with a group of the company's creditors.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday denied Ford Motor Co.’s bid to skirt a putative class action accusing it of installing a defective exhaust system in its Explorer models that exposes passengers to carbon monoxide and other gases, saying the vehicles’ warranties include coverage of design defects.
The standard for transferring class actions from state to federal court was at the center of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments Tuesday, but the case before the justices might just turn on whether the high court has the authority to correct a Tenth Circuit ruling that heightened the standard and split from at least seven other circuits.
Nearly a million Ford Motor Co. vehicles are being investigated over potential problems with their electronic power steering systems that some drivers say made them lose control of their vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told a South Carolina federal court Monday that the agency's own use of background checks is not relevant to allegations that BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC's use of criminal record checks disproportionately screens out black job applicants.
Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Bentley Motors Inc. on Monday fired back at Signal IP’s car safety patent infringement suit in California federal court, urging the judge to declare the automakers haven’t ripped off the safety technology and that the patents asserted in the suit are invalid.
China’s leading car services provider and No. 2 car rental company eHi Car Services Ltd. is seeking to raise as much as $100 million in a public debut on the New York Stock Exchange, the company said in a regulatory filing last week.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday granted Revstone Industries LLC’s request to release to its estate $6 million held over from the $13 million sale of equity in a Canadian unit despite objections from General Motors Co. that the debtor was unraveling a settlement that allowed the deal to close.
Hyundai Motor Co. on Monday urged a California federal judge to toss a putative class action over a stalling defect in certain Santa Fe vehicles, saying the suit was filed one week after Hyundai started a service campaign to remedy the issue, with plaintiffs attempting to “capitalize” on the automaker’s voluntary efforts.
A New Jersey federal judge preliminarily approved a class action settlement Monday involving BMW of North America LLC, in which plaintiffs alleged the luxury carmaker improperly sold demonstration vehicles as new, cheating customers of warranty coverage.
An inventor has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his suit alleging that it was unconstitutional for the U.S. to change to a first-to-file patent system, saying the Federal Circuit incorrectly ruled he lacked standing to sue because he couldn't prove he had been injured by the America Invents Act provision.
Another death has been linked to the General Motors Co. ignition defect, with the total number upped to 24 from 23 within the past week, according to a claims report released on Monday by Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney overseeing the compensation fund for victims of crashes stemming from the defect.
A California federal judge on Friday tossed an $85 million putative class action accusing BMW of North America LLC of concealing defective water pumps in some Mini Cooper vehicles, ruling the plaintiff only vaguely alleged BMW knew about the defects.
Mazda Motor Corp. was hit Friday with a putative class action in California federal court, accusing the automaker of concealing that certain models have dashboards that can't withstand exposure to sunlight and subsequently melt, emit a chemical smell and take on a reflective quality that can cause temporarily blindness in drivers.
Avis Budget Rental Car Group LLC indiscriminately charged drivers for traffic tickets they incurred while renting Avis vehicles, without providing renters an opportunity to protest them, according to a nationwide class action filed in New Jersey federal court.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has agreed to fork over $1.7 million to settle auto dealerships' claims in a multidistrict litigation accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts makers to fix the price of occupant safety systems, according to documents filed in Michigan federal court.
United Auto Workers on Thursday was denied an en banc hearing before the Third Circuit, which ruled in August to deny the union a reinstatement of health care benefits for Visteon Corp. retirees because a termination of the benefits went unchallenged in bankruptcy court.
An Arkansas Tacoma truck owner hit Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. with a federal putative class action Friday, alleging some Tacoma frames were vulnerable to rust, less than a week after Toyota recalled almost 700,000 Tacomas over separate corrosion concerns.
The struggling owner of Saab said Friday that its court-appointed administrator would ask its creditors next week for a few more months to complete its reorganization.