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  • Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

    DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names 29 people who were killed in...

  • Toyota remains at top in sales after first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that January-June...

  • Subaru faces class action lawsuit for alleged oil consumption defect

    CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Subaru has been named in a class action lawsuit for an alleged oil consumption defect in five of its vehicles. The plaintiffs brought the class action against Subaru of America Inc. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. on behalf of themselves and other former...

  • Suzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire risk

    DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. It's an expansion of an earlier recall of the Forenza and Reno. All the cars...

  • US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas. The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Still fighting: The Delphi workers Obama robbed

    The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation."

  • GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

    DETROIT (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. The nation's biggest automaker posted a net profit of $190...

  • Ford 2Q net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years. But things will get leaner in the second half as Ford closes one of its U.S. pickup truck...

  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Thursday's grilling was GM's fourth appearance before Congress,...

  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Thursday's grilling was GM's fourth appearance before Congress,...

  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    TOKYO (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen...

  • Used car dealer to pay restitution in Arizona

    Horne PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced a settlement on Tuesday with a used automobile dealer and its owner to resolve allegations they engaged in deceptive acts and practices. Horne filed a lawsuit on May 20 against Prieto’s Auto Sales Inc....

  • BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem

    DETROIT (AP) — BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S. The...

  • GM class actions transferred to multidistrict litigation court

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The multiple class action lawsuits that were brought against General Motors for its allegedly defective key systems have been transferred to multidistrict litigation court. The more than 40 lawsuits – which were previously filed in the districts in...

  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent solution to the longstanding shortfall in funding for road...



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