Federal judge dismisses General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a racketeering lawsuit General Motors (GM) had filed against rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA), saying the biggest U.S. automaker’s alleged injuries were not caused by FCA’s alleged breaches. GM officials said that they “strongly disagree” with the order by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman, whom the automaker […]

U.S. court rejects General Motors’ call to remove judge from FCA lawsuit

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected General Motors’ call to remove a lower court judge from its racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), but said the automakers’ CEOs need not meet to settle the issue. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stated U.S. District Judge Paul Borman abused his discretion by requiring […]

U.S. appeals court stays order requiring GM, FCA meet to resolve lawsuit

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

A U.S. appeals court on Monday put a stay on a lower court’s order requiring CEOs from General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to resolve GM’s racketeering lawsuit. “In order to provide enough time to consider the matters raised in GM’s petition, and having considered the relevant factors, we conclude that a temporary […]

U.S. investigates Kia headlight failures, General Motors steering issues

Kia Sorento

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it has started two investigations into reports of headlight failures concerning 392,000 Kia Sorento sport utility vehicles and steering issues concerning 781,000 General Motors vehicles. NHTSA stated it received 74 reports of sudden, unexpected loss of headlights in the model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento […]

General Motors Cruise looks to hire Zoox engineers as company up for sale

Images of Zoox car

General Motors’ self-driving technology company Cruise, is attempting to hire engineers from struggling competitor Zoox Inc, according to an email sent to Zoox engineers by the founder of Cruise. The move comes as the Wall Street Journal reported previous week that e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc is currently in talks to purchase Zoox, a company founded […]

General Motors, Ford turn to fast-payment programs to aid suppliers

Ford and General Motors

General Motors and Ford Motor are utilizing fast-payment programs set up with financial lenders to help cash-strapped small suppliers survive production shutdowns caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping small suppliers afloat financially is important for the automakers as they try to resume North American factories and generate cash from sales of large […]

General Motors’ Cruise cuts jobs due to coronavirus crisis

GM Cruise Automation

General Motors’ self-driving car unit Cruise automation told staff on Thursday it has decided to lay off workers, the recent start-up in the nascent industry to slash jobs due to coronavirus crisis. Cruise officials acknowledged they were cutting jobs, but refused to confirm the number. According to an internal email partially read to Reuters, about […]

Michigan governor Whitmer allows manufacturers to reopen on May 11

Detroit Michigan

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday stated the state’s factories can resume on May 11, removing one of the last significant obstacles to North American automakers bringing thousands of laid-off workers back to work while the coronavirus continues to spread. While resume the manufacturing sector, Whitmer also extended her state’s stay-at-home order by about two […]