5 Auto Litigation Trends To Keep Out Of Your Blind Spot

Law360, New York (April 21, 2014, 7:50 PM ET) -- Concerns about General Motors Co.'s ignition switch malfunction and the resulting recalls have dominated recent headlines, but 2014 has already seen a slew of other high-stakes suits that implicate whether auto manufacturers can bypass dealerships, will be forced to disclose their mineral suppliers or should fear breach of warranty class actions.

Tesla Direct Sales Fight

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is trying to upend the auto industry’s sales model by bypassing dealerships and selling directly to consumers. The scheme has met with mixed reactions from the...
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