Ghosn is suing Nissan for $1 billion in financial and reputational damages

Ghosn is suing Nissan for  billion in financial and reputational damages

The lawsuit makes claims against at least a dozen people, including:

  • tone dayA Nissan employee is believed to be one of the main instigators of the eviction plot Gosn
  • Hidetoshi Imazu And Hitoshi KawaguchiTwo senior Nissan executives were among the early advocates against Nissan’s actions Gosn
  • Toshiyaki behaviorA manager in the CEO’s office, along with Nada, agreed to cooperate with Japanese prosecutors to avoid prosecution.
  • Masakasu Toyota and believe NagaiTwo Nissan team members

A Nissan spokesperson said the company would not comment on the matter.

According to the lawsuit, it includes other individuals and entities that have not yet been named Gosnin Legal representative. Lebanon’s public prosecutor has scheduled a trial for September. Authorities in Lebanon may request cooperation from their Japanese counterparts in the investigation Gosnin Assertions.

It is not clear what the judicial system of Japan is Gosn Calling it a “fraud” and “violating the most basic principles of humanity”, it is willing to cooperate with authorities in Lebanon, which has not extradited its citizens.

In 2020, a UN team found that Gosnin His detention in Japanese prison for more than 100 days was neither necessary nor reasonable and violated his rights. Decision to arrest Gosn According to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, it was “fundamentally unjustified” to extend his detention four consecutive times.

Includes an 18-page claim Gosnin He says he plans to bring Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors under a larger alliance with Fiat Chrysler. as fuel At the start of 2018 concerns within Nissan that he was trying to make the partnership irreversible.

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Nada and others then laid the groundwork for it Gosn According to Ghosn, he was arrested to remove him from Nissan and the alliance.

Gosn His intentions to take a voluntary pay cut in 2011 after new disclosure rules in Japan prompted efforts to find legal ways to retain him and pay him in retirement. Those plans were the basis for the eventual arrest Gosn and Greg Kelly, a former Nissan director involved in the salary discussions.

A trial verdict last year acquitted Kelly of most charges and fined Nissan.

VW, Ford, GM Jobs

Gosn How he earned lucrative salaries to join Volkswagen Group, Ford and General Motors, but decided to stay with the alliance following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.

He said efforts are being made to find ways to compensate Nissan and retain him criminalized Because that was the “way found by the conspirators to remove him from the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors”.

Nada and others waged a “smear campaign to tarnish his image”. Gosn Emphasis on the case. The claim describes the involvement of the Japanese and French governments and the expulsion of certain individuals from Nissan Gosnin Arrest, problems in the internal investigation of the company in this matter and damage to the shareholders as a result of the actions.

In a sense, litigation is Crystallization of Gosnin Efforts to clear his name followed his arrival in Lebanon, and in early 2020 he held an epic news conference denouncing his arrest. Ghosn spent part of his childhood in the country and lives in a house bought and restored by Nissan, which he plans to buy from the company when he retires.

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Reuters and Bloomberg contributed to this report


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