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German prosecutors expand emissions-cheating probe

German prosecutors expand emissions-cheating probe

01 July 2020

German authorities have raided premises belonging to car parts manufacturer Continental as part of an ongoing investigation into engines designed to dupe emissions tests.

Canada fines Volkswagen over diesel emissions

Canada fines Volkswagen over diesel emissions

23 January 2020

A Canadian court has ordered Volkswagen to pay a record fine after the company imported vehicles that failed to meet diesel emissions standards.

Munich prosecutors file charges against former Audi CEO

Munich prosecutors file charges against former Audi CEO

31 July 2019

Munich Public Prosecutors Office II filed criminal proceedings on 30 July against former CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, and three other defendants for their role in the diesel emissions scandal.

US indicts four former Audi execs over emissions scandal

US indicts four former Audi execs over emissions scandal

18 January 2019

A federal grand jury in Detroit indicted four ex-Audi managers on 17 January for their alleged role in installing illegal devices in diesel cars to pass emissions tests.

GIR Awards 2018 – Most Important Court Case of the Year

GIR Awards 2018 – Most Important Court Case of the Year

21 September 2018

GIR reveals the shortlist for the Most Important Court Case of the Year category. The awards ceremony is held on 25 October in Washington, DC, in aid of the Swawou Layout School in Sierra Leone.

Germany proposes reforms to investigations landscape

Germany proposes reforms to investigations landscape

09 February 2018

The new German coalition government intends to substantially increase the maximum fines authorities can impose on companies for wrongdoing.

Munich court rejects Jones Day’s challenge over seized documents

Munich court rejects Jones Day’s challenge over seized documents

12 May 2017

The viability of internal investigations in Germany is in doubt after a Munich court ruled that evidence collected from Jones Day’s offices by prosecutors was legally obtained.

Workers object to Louis Freeh’s involvement in VW emissions probe

Workers object to Louis Freeh’s involvement in VW emissions probe

25 January 2016

Volkswagen’s works council has expressed concern over the appointment of ex-FBI director Louis Freeh as a US representative for the company, highlighting the power of employee-led groups to direct internal investigations in German companies.

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