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  • March 22, 2017

    Refiner Blasts Salvager's Bid To Bolt $200M Arbitral Row

    A South African metals refiner shot back Tuesday at an auto salvage company owner’s effort to get out of a Pennsylvania federal court lawsuit over an unpaid $200 million arbitration award, saying the case allegations of breach of fiduciary duty were well supported by evidence already reviewed by the court.

  • March 22, 2017

    Ford Sued For Alleged Defect In Shelby Racetrack Mustangs

    Car enthusiasts who were expecting to be able to race like the greats in their Shelby GT350 Mustangs from Ford Motor Co. were disappointed because of a pair of defects that cause the cars to lose speed and power mid-drive, according to a proposed class action in Florida on Wednesday.

  • March 22, 2017

    PTAB Judge 'Troubled' By Current State Of Law On Reviews

    In agreeing not to institute a covered business method review of a Versata software patent, a Patent Trial and Appeal Board judge said Monday he was “troubled” that patent owners can escape such a review even if the patent is intended to cover financial products and services.

  • March 22, 2017

    US Chamber Can't Sue Over Driver Union Law, Seattle Says

    The city of Seattle told a Washington federal judge Wednesday to toss the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s suit challenging the city’s law giving for-hire drivers working for companies such as Uber and Lyft the right to unionize, saying the claims are based on speculative events that may never come to pass.

  • March 22, 2017

    GM Pushes Wireless Tech, Autonomous Car Needs With FCC

    General Motors Co. representatives have told the Federal Communications Commission chairman that the company is open to certain spectrum-sharing as long as it doesn’t interfere with wireless car technology and asked for “regulatory certainty” for a safety measure in autonomous vehicles.

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