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Automotive

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Latest News in Automotive

  • December 7, 2018

    Deal Spurs Toss Of $2.9M Verdict Over GM Gear Shifts

    A Connecticut federal judge on Friday said she would vacate a verdict on appeal to the Second Circuit that awarded $2.88 million to the family of an 8-year-old girl killed when a Chevrolet Suburban shifted out of park, since General Motors and the family have settled.

  • December 7, 2018

    VW Tells 9th Circ. Counties' Emissions Claims Preempted

    Volkswagen AG has told the Ninth Circuit that counties in Florida and Utah cannot revive their claims the German automaker violated local rules by tampering with emissions software in certain diesel vehicles, insisting they’re preempted by the Clean Air Act.

  • December 7, 2018

    Justices Urged To Undo Standing Limits On PTAB Appeals

    Auto parts maker JTEKT Corp. asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a Federal Circuit ruling that it cannot appeal an inter partes review decision upholding a patent it challenged, saying the ruling takes an “unnecessarily narrow view” of appellate standing.

  • December 7, 2018

    CFPB Settles With State Farm Over Credit Reporting Errors

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday settled claims that State Farm Bank FSB improperly obtained consumer reports and gave inaccurate information to credit-reporting agencies, ordering the federal savings association to implement corrective policies without any fines imposed — a move that's drawn the ire of consumer advocates.

  • December 7, 2018

    Brand Battles: Harry Potter And The 'Wizarding' Trademark

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Warner Bros. faces a challenge to its efforts to register "Wizarding World," Maserati and Arizona State University both aim to block a trident logo, and Nestle seeks to "Crunch" a small food business.

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