Dec 18, 2015

French climate talks chef fined for environmental crimes

Michelin-starred French chef Marc Veyrat, chosen to cook for world leaders at the U.N. climate talks in Paris, was on Friday served a €100,000 ($151,992) fine for destroying the forest around his Alpine restaurant. Veyrat, who has received six Michelin stars in his career, ...

NHTSA fines Fiat Chrysler record $105 mlllion over safety recall lapses

Jul 27, 2015

NHTSA fines Fiat Chrysler record $105 mlllion over safety recall lapses

The U.S. auto safety watchdog, toughening its stance against manufacturer defects, announced on Sunday a record $105 million in fines against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over lapses in safety recalls involving millions of vehicles. The Italian-U.S. automaker’s consent agreement with the National Highway Traffic ...

Jan 15, 2015

U.S. auctioneer fined $1.5 million for selling rhino horns

A Florida auction house owner pleaded guilty to selling illegal rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory and will pay a $1.5 million fine as well as face possible jail time, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. Christopher Hayes, the president and owner of the auction house Elite ...

Dec 4, 2014

Takata rejects broader U.S. air bag recall

A senior Takata Corp. executive on Wednesday defended the company’s rejection of a broader recall for its potentially deadly air bags, insisting that testing data did not back such an action. Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president at the Japanese auto parts maker, confirmed at ...

Sep 18, 2014

Yelp to pay U.S. fine for child privacy violations

Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle U.S. charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Trade Commission said that Yelp, from 2009 to 2013, collected personal information from children through ...

China hits 12 Japanese auto firms with fines in price-fixing probe

Aug 20, 2014

China hits 12 Japanese auto firms with fines in price-fixing probe

China announced Wednesday that it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country’s auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of global automakers and technology ...