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 ...

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 ...