Fines

Elon Musk’s SpaceX fined after employee’s “near amputation”

U.S. labor officials have fined Elon Musk’s SpaceX $3,600. This happened after an accident at the company’s site in Washington state, writes Reuters. The incident resulted in a “near amputation” of a SpaceX employee at the Redmond facility. The company’s employee suffered a leg injury. The inspectors visited the site ... Read more

Tesla to pay $1.5 million fine in California hazardous waste case

Tesla has settled a lawsuit over hazardous waste at its facilities in California, reports TechCrunch. The lawsuit was filed by 25 counties in the state. The parties have now reached a settlement agreement under which the automaker will pay a $1.5 million fine. This amount consists of a $1.3 million ... Read more

Valve loses a court case in the EU and has to pay 1.6 million euros in fines for geoblocking

The General Court of the European Union has upheld the decision to impose a fine for geo-blocking on Valve Corp. which owns the Steam digital game distribution platform, reports Bloomberg. As it is known, the European Commission has fined Valve and five other publishers for obstructing cross-border sales of PC ... Read more

Google may receive an official antitrust complaint from the European Union

Google may receive an official antitrust complaint from the European Union. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation. That could pave the way for hefty fines and hit the bottom line of ad tech, which generates most of the company’s revenue. Google’s advertising business now accounts ... Read more