The Truth About Cars » Legal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Legal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Transaction Roundup: Daimler Trades Legal Chief To Volkswagen For Player to be Named Later http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/transaction-roundup-daimler-trades-legal-chief-volkswagen-player-named-later/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/transaction-roundup-daimler-trades-legal-chief-volkswagen-player-named-later/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:30:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197482 Volkswagen announced Friday that Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt would join the embattled automaker from a similar post at Daimler after receiving approval from that automaker’s board of directors. The Daimler board member and former judge will join Volkswagen on its Board for Integrity and Legal Affairs to help the automaker clean up its severely tarnished image after it […]

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Volkswagen announced Friday that Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt would join the embattled automaker from a similar post at Daimler after receiving approval from that automaker’s board of directors. The Daimler board member and former judge will join Volkswagen on its Board for Integrity and Legal Affairs to help the automaker clean up its severely tarnished image after it […]

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Ferdinand Piech & Wolfgang Porsche Sued Over Failed VW Bid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ferdinand-piech-wolfgang-porsche-sued-over-failed-vw-bid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ferdinand-piech-wolfgang-porsche-sued-over-failed-vw-bid/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:30:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=731106 Porsche Automobil Holding SE’s supervisory board members and cousins Ferdinand Piech and Wolfgang Porsche are being sued by seven hedge funds that are seeking 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in compensation over damages they claim to have suffered as a result of the Porsche holding group’s failed 2008 attempt to purchase the Volkswagen Group.   According […]

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE’s supervisory board members and cousins Ferdinand Piech and Wolfgang Porsche are being sued by seven hedge funds that are seeking 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in compensation over damages they claim to have suffered as a result of the Porsche holding group’s failed 2008 attempt to purchase the Volkswagen Group.   According […]

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NLRB To Conduct Hearing on Alleged Worker Intimidation at Mercedes-Benz Plant in Alabama http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/nlrb-to-conduct-hearing-on-alleged-worker-intimidation-at-mercedes-benz-plant-in-alabama/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/nlrb-to-conduct-hearing-on-alleged-worker-intimidation-at-mercedes-benz-plant-in-alabama/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:19:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=726914 The National Labor Relations Board will conduct a hearing to discuss allegations regarding management conduct at Mercedes-Benz’s Vance, Alabama plant. The reports filed with the Board allege that Mercedes violated worker’s rights by forbidding discussion of unions during working hours, as well as threatening termination of employees that solicited for the union. The UAW accuses […]

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The National Labor Relations Board will conduct a hearing to discuss allegations regarding management conduct at Mercedes-Benz’s Vance, Alabama plant. The reports filed with the Board allege that Mercedes violated worker’s rights by forbidding discussion of unions during working hours, as well as threatening termination of employees that solicited for the union. The UAW accuses […]

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The Story Behind The Goosed Suzuki Sales Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-story-behind-the-goosed-suzuki-sales-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-story-behind-the-goosed-suzuki-sales-numbers/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:57:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460456 Last month, Bertel reported on a Wall Street Journal story that revealed that BMW USA officials inflated sales figures in their zeal to overtake rival Mercedes-Benz in US sales. The automaker was offering dealers cash to basically sell the cars to themselves, under the guise of the units being used as customer demonstrators. The WSJ […]

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Last month, Bertel reported on a Wall Street Journal story that revealed that BMW USA officials inflated sales figures in their zeal to overtake rival Mercedes-Benz in US sales. The automaker was offering dealers cash to basically sell the cars to themselves, under the guise of the units being used as customer demonstrators. The WSJ […]

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Louis Bird Is About To Get Swindled, And Not By Hyundai http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/louis-bird-is-about-to-get-swindled-and-not-by-hyundai/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/louis-bird-is-about-to-get-swindled-and-not-by-hyundai/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:32:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452214 A gentleman named Louis Bird is suing Hyundai because his 2011 Elantra isn’t getting the claimed 40 mpg that Hyundai’s ads apparently tout. Bird is being supported by a group called Consumer Watchdog, and if that rings a bell, maybe it’s because TTAC has dealt with them  a few times in the past regarding Hyundai. […]

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A gentleman named Louis Bird is suing Hyundai because his 2011 Elantra isn’t getting the claimed 40 mpg that Hyundai’s ads apparently tout. Bird is being supported by a group called Consumer Watchdog, and if that rings a bell, maybe it’s because TTAC has dealt with them  a few times in the past regarding Hyundai. […]

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Google’s Autonomous Cars Face Legal, Practical Challenges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/googles-autonomous-cars-face-legal-practical-challenges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/googles-autonomous-cars-face-legal-practical-challenges/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:03:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427851 Google’s nutty pseudo-utopian autonomous car project faced a reality check at a legal symposium sponsored by the Law Review and High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University. Among the challenges raised were the prospect of insuring such a car, and whether the car would be able to stop for law enforcement or construction workers. While […]

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Google’s nutty pseudo-utopian autonomous car project faced a reality check at a legal symposium sponsored by the Law Review and High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University. Among the challenges raised were the prospect of insuring such a car, and whether the car would be able to stop for law enforcement or construction workers. While […]

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Piston Slap: Of HID-retrofit Hatred, Panther Love…PART II http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/piston-slap-of-hid-retrofit-hatred-panther-love-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/piston-slap-of-hid-retrofit-hatred-panther-love-part-ii/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:02:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425628 A TTAC lurker writes: Sajeev, I’m local to Houston and greatly look forward to my daily lurk on TTAC. I just had to respond affirmatively to the latest piston slap about HID’s and Panthers.   I own 2 CV’s, an unmolested 2003 Sport: …and a 2002 HPP with various mods/tune: you will note the projector […]

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A TTAC lurker writes: Sajeev, I’m local to Houston and greatly look forward to my daily lurk on TTAC. I just had to respond affirmatively to the latest piston slap about HID’s and Panthers.   I own 2 CV’s, an unmolested 2003 Sport: …and a 2002 HPP with various mods/tune: you will note the projector […]

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Piston Slap: Of HID-retrofit Hatred, Panther Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/piston-slap-of-hid-retrofit-hatred-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/piston-slap-of-hid-retrofit-hatred-panther-love/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:26:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424743   Robin writes: So when I get my next big check I’m getting me a Panther. On this you can depend. You’ve talked me into it! But that’s not the point of my email. Rather, I’ve seen these HID light kits and wonder if it’s a lot of hype or if there is some veracity to the […]

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  Robin writes: So when I get my next big check I’m getting me a Panther. On this you can depend. You’ve talked me into it! But that’s not the point of my email. Rather, I’ve seen these HID light kits and wonder if it’s a lot of hype or if there is some veracity to the […]

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WSJ: Some Paid More For The Auto Bailout Than Others http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/some-paid-more-for-auto-bailout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/some-paid-more-for-auto-bailout/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 18:46:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396355 When private, for-profit firms ask for public money, taxpayers tend to take a more personal interest in their goings-on. After all, they are, in a very real sense, still the partial owners of these companies, and they put up the cash to provide a second chance to companies that offer no similar reciprocation when consumers […]

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When private, for-profit firms ask for public money, taxpayers tend to take a more personal interest in their goings-on. After all, they are, in a very real sense, still the partial owners of these companies, and they put up the cash to provide a second chance to companies that offer no similar reciprocation when consumers […]

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U-Haul Won’t Rent Trailers To Explorers, Idiot Lawyers (Not Unibody Construction) To Blame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/u-haul-wont-rent-trailers-to-explorers-idiot-lawyers-not-unibody-construction-to-blame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/u-haul-wont-rent-trailers-to-explorers-idiot-lawyers-not-unibody-construction-to-blame/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 18:18:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396256 Should you be afraid of towing in a new Ford Explorer? Though the newly-unibody Explorer is rated for up to 5,000 pounds, Jack Baruth noted in his review that My experience pulling my race car on an open trailer with my Flex indicates that the D4 chassis is more than up to the job, but […]

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Should you be afraid of towing in a new Ford Explorer? Though the newly-unibody Explorer is rated for up to 5,000 pounds, Jack Baruth noted in his review that My experience pulling my race car on an open trailer with my Flex indicates that the D4 chassis is more than up to the job, but […]

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Mazda Lawsuit Brings Shoulder Belt Adoption Debate To Supreme Court http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/mazda-lawsuit-brings-shoulder-belt-adoption-debate-to-supreme-court/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/mazda-lawsuit-brings-shoulder-belt-adoption-debate-to-supreme-court/#comments Tue, 02 Nov 2010 17:08:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371238 A lawsuit against Mazda is moving to the United States Supreme Court, reports Bloomberg, challenging whether automakers should have been required to install shoulder belts in all of its seats prior to current regulations requiring the improved belting systems took effect in 2007. The case centers on a 2002 accident in which Than Williams was […]

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A lawsuit against Mazda is moving to the United States Supreme Court, reports Bloomberg, challenging whether automakers should have been required to install shoulder belts in all of its seats prior to current regulations requiring the improved belting systems took effect in 2007. The case centers on a 2002 accident in which Than Williams was […]

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Former Toyota Attorney Cleared To Present Documents Which “Indicate A Systematic Disregard For The Law” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/former-toyota-attorney-cleared-to-present-documents-which-%e2%80%9cindicate-a-systematic-disregard-for-the-law/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/former-toyota-attorney-cleared-to-present-documents-which-%e2%80%9cindicate-a-systematic-disregard-for-the-law/#comments Tue, 14 Sep 2010 19:36:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365710 In the second bit of bad news for Toyota to break today, Corporate Counsel reports that former Toyota lawyer Dimitrios Biller has been cleared by an arbitrator to present evidence that Toyota claimed was protected by attorney-client privilege. That evidence reportedly proves that Toyota concealed safety information, although its value has been hotly debated. The […]

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In the second bit of bad news for Toyota to break today, Corporate Counsel reports that former Toyota lawyer Dimitrios Biller has been cleared by an arbitrator to present evidence that Toyota claimed was protected by attorney-client privilege. That evidence reportedly proves that Toyota concealed safety information, although its value has been hotly debated. The […]

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Ask The Best & Brightest: Should Dimitrios Biller Testify Before Congress? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/ask-the-best-brightest-should-dimitrios-biller-testify-before-congress/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/ask-the-best-brightest-should-dimitrios-biller-testify-before-congress/#comments Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:43:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347065 Tomorrow the Senate will be taking its shot at the Toyota scandal, with hearings scheduled before the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. Giving testimony will be three Toyota executives including Yoshimi Inaba, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland and Clarence Ditlow of the Ralph Nader-founded Center for Auto Safety. Conspicuously absent from the list is Dimitrios […]

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Tomorrow the Senate will be taking its shot at the Toyota scandal, with hearings scheduled before the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. Giving testimony will be three Toyota executives including Yoshimi Inaba, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland and Clarence Ditlow of the Ralph Nader-founded Center for Auto Safety. Conspicuously absent from the list is Dimitrios […]

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Bailout Watch 574: Legal Bills To Pile Up Through 2010 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/bailout-watch-574-legal-bills-to-pile-up-through-2010/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/bailout-watch-574-legal-bills-to-pile-up-through-2010/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:54:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337313 Compared to the tens of billions of dollars in lost taxpayer investments in GM and Chrysler, the lawyer bills for the twin bankruptcies are relatively inexpensive. The Freep reports that legal and consulting fees have already exceeded $120m, with another $3m pending for September and October, and more to come. According to court records, Chrysler’s […]

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Compared to the tens of billions of dollars in lost taxpayer investments in GM and Chrysler, the lawyer bills for the twin bankruptcies are relatively inexpensive. The Freep reports that legal and consulting fees have already exceeded $120m, with another $3m pending for September and October, and more to come. According to court records, Chrysler’s […]

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