Sao Paulo - Nissan has filed a court claim against Carlos Ghosn's sister that references alleged "unjust enrichment", escalating a battle being waged in Brazilian courts between the carmaker and its once-celebrated former chairman.
A court docket (dated December 11) that was seen by Reuters showed the Japanese car company filed a claim against Claudine Bichara de Oliveira. The docket showed Nissan as the claimant and Oliveira as the defendant, with the subject title "unjust enrichment". Further details were not immediately available.
Nissan said the claim, which sought a stay on the statute of limitations on a document created three years earlier, would allow it the option of pursuing further legal action.
"At this point, this is just a notice to protect Nissan's interest from the statute of limitation," the company said in an emailed response, when asked about the claim. "It is not specifically a request for a judgment against Oliveira."
Nissan declined to elaborate on the document, or on the allegations against Oliveira. A representative for the Ghosn family did not respond to a request for comment on the filing. Oliveira did not immediately respond to a request for comment.