Automotive Group of the Year: McGuireWoods

By Kali Hays (January 18, 2017, 2:43 PM EST) -- From saving Mazda Motors Corp. from a $32 million jury verdict to helping Ford Motor Co. beat back a long-running proposed class action over an alleged minivan defect, McGuireWoods LLP's automotive group has had no shortage of success, landing it among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

The Virginia-based firm in June guided Ford, a longtime client, to victory against putative class claims by married couple Jenelle and Barry Ford alleging that the automaker concealed faulty rear axles in certain of its Windstar minivans by successfully arguing at the Ninth Circuit that the issues with the vans could stem from normal...

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