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  • June 28, 2017

    BMW Slams Objections To Sunroof Leaks Settlement

    BMW of North America LLC reiterated its support Wednesday in New York federal court for a deal that would end two lawsuits over an alleged sunroof design defect that damaged electrical components in certain vehicles’ trunks, saying a mere .003 percent of the settlement class has objected to the deal.

  • June 28, 2017

    Sens. Grill Trump's Pick To Head DOJ Environmental Division

    President Donald Trump’s pick to be the top environmental law official at the U.S. Department of Justice faced skeptical Democrats on a Senate panel on Wednesday, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Jeffrey Bossert Clark fielding questions about his private practice and views on climate change.

  • June 28, 2017

    Ford Recalls 402K Vans At Estimated $142M Cost

    Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 402,000 Ford Transit vans in North America because of a driveshaft coupling defect that the company expects to spend $142 million to repair, according to a report filed Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • June 28, 2017

    Takeaways From Mechanic's 10th Circ. Sex Harassment Suit

    The Tenth Circuit's recent decision in Jones v. Needham, where it reversed the dismissal of a sexual harassment claim based on "quid pro quo" set of facts, highlights for employers that labels or categories are irrelevant to harassment claims, exhausting administrative remedies is much easier than most employers might appreciate, and more importantly, employers must be vigilant and proactive, says Yvette Davis of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.

  • June 28, 2017

    Leegin's 10-Year Checkup: No Big Changes In The Marketplace

    The experience of the past decade simply has not borne out the U.S. Supreme Court dissent’s prediction that Leegin “will likely raise the price of goods at retail” and “create considerable legal turbulence as lower courts seek to develop workable principles,” says Michael Lockerby, co-leader of Foley & Lardner LLP's distribution and franchise practice group.

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