• Daimler to pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes

    Daimler to pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes

    Automaker Daimler and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the US government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office say Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions …
  • NBCUniversal, FBI probes Ron Meyer affair with actress Charlotte Kirk

    NBCUniversal, FBI probes Ron Meyer affair with actress Charlotte Kirk

    Hollywood legend Ron Meyer’s alleged dalliance with actress Charlotte Kirk is coming under scrutiny at both his former employer and the FBI, The Post has learned. NBCUniversal has launched an investigation into Meyer’s affair with the aspiring actress, known for her role in last year’s downfall of Hollywood executive Kevin Tsujihara, according to a new …
  • Mercedes-Benz maker to pay $2.2B to settle US diesel emissions claims

    Mercedes-Benz maker to pay $2.2B to settle US diesel emissions claims

    Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it has reached an agreement in principle to settle US claims over emissions from its diesel vehicles for over $2.2 billion. The Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker said late Thursday that the agreement with various US authorities concerns civil and environmental claims involving about 250,000 diesel cars and vans. The …
  • Goldman Sachs reaches $3.9B settlement with Malaysia over 1MDB scandal

    Goldman Sachs reaches $3.9B settlement with Malaysia over 1MDB scandal

    Goldman Sachs has reached a $3.9 billion settlement deal with Malaysia over its role in the massive 1MDB financial scandal, officials said Friday. The American investment bank agreed to pay $2.5 billion in cash and guaranteed the recovery of at least $1.4 billion in assets stemming from three bond sales tied to the embezzlement scam, …
  • Facebook to pay content moderators $52M in class action settlement

    Facebook to pay content moderators $52M in class action settlement

    Facebook will pay content moderators who are tasked with repeatedly monitoring graphic material on its platform $52 million as part of a class-action lawsuit settlement. The social media company was sued in 2018 by third-party contractors who argued Facebook failed to adequately protect them against psychological injuries than can result from continued exposure to disturbing …
  • Chipotle pays record $25M to settle criminal DOJ charges over food safety

    Chipotle pays record $25M to settle criminal DOJ charges over food safety

    Chipotle is paying a record $25 million fine to settle criminal charges that its burrito joints sickened more than 1,100 people over a three-year period because of lax food-safety practices, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. The fast-food chain made headlines repeatedly between 2015 and 2018 for multi-state food-borne illness outbreaks — including one that …