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US: Nissan decides to settle class lawsuit on defective brakes


The US division of the Japanese automaker, Nissan North America has opted to settle a class lawsuit and according to court documents, the company would move to reimburse customers up to $800 each to end a legal battle that claimed some vehicles could experience sudden brake failures. Related only to nationwide US customers, the settlement agreement is going to affect current ...
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Porsche SE could face linked lawsuits under German class-action law
The holding company has been facing numerous long-running suits brought on by disgruntled investors over the company’s botched attempt to become majority owner of Volkswagen AG. Now, the investors have asked ...
US: GM, accused of endangering the public, gets sued by the state of Arizona
While General Motors seems eager to put the record number of recalls behind it, the ignition switch debacle continues to haunt the company – with the first lawsuit opened by ...
US: Takata and Honda implicated in wrongful-death suit over faulty airbags
Both Japanese companies were cited by the plaintiffs as the primary responsible in a lawsuit tied to the ongoing debacle that has seen millions of cars recalled because they were ...
First wrongful death ignition switch lawsuit gets 2016 date
The first wrongful death suit against General Motors stemming from the well-known defective ignition switch debacle has been given a January 11, 2016 trial date by a US federal judge. According ...
US: Takata and automakers hit with lawsuits over airbag debacle
Japanese auto safety supplier Takata and its automotive clients have been sued by US drivers that own affected vehicles, claiming the companies tricked them into buying unsafe cars. The lawsuits have ...
GM wins a court dismissal in Spyker – Saab lawsuit
The US automaker managed to convince a federal appeals court to approve the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit brought by Spyker NV because the latter considered that General Motors ...
GM faces $10 billion lawsuit because of 27 million cars recalled
General Motors, which this year alone broke all previous recall records for the North American auto industry, is now facing a huge threat: a would-be $10 billion class action suit ...
GM: odd situation sees former convict and hedge funds ally to take on the company
In an unlikely turn of events, hedge funds seem ready to help Roger Dean Gillispie, an ex-GM security guard that has been 20 years in prison, sue General Motors. The main ...
US: Japanese auto supplier to pay $100 million for probe settlement
Yazaki Corporation, the market leader for auto wire harnesses, has been hit with a civil payment of $100 million, needed to settle a long-running automotive supplier price-fixing investigation and subsequent ...

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