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Automotive Cases To Watch In 2017

Law360, New York (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- As some automakers continue to grapple with blockbuster lawsuits, recalls and the aftermath of major settlements, others continue to fight against conventional dealership structures into 2017, which looks to be another big year for litigants in the automotive world.

Here are the automotive cases attorneys will be watching in the coming year:

Diesel Vehicle Emissions Cases

Emissions-related litigation will take center stage once again in 2017 as Volkswagen AG continues to resolve its emissions cases, while other automakers fight similar allegations.

While the record-setting $14.7 billion settlement over VW’s use of defeat devices in 2.0-liter diesel engines received final approval from...

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