A California federal judge on Friday denied Nissan North America Inc.'s attempt to compel arbitration for a consumer in a potential class action accusing the carmaker of selling vehicles with defective sunroofs, finding that Nissan is not a third party to an arbitration agreement the customer signed with the dealership.
The federal government on Friday brushed aside notions that the Cold War-era national security law the Trump administration used to levy steel tariffs is unconstitutional, telling the U.S. Court of International Trade that Congress has left foreign affairs to the president and as commander-in-chief his authority under the law is "at a maximum."
The Ninth Circuit on Friday refused to revisit a recent decision reviving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's antitrust challenge to a Seattle ordinance letting app-based, ride-hailing drivers bargain collectively, rejecting the city’s petition for a rehearing before the full appeals court.
The last week has seen Denmark's tax authority file another fraud suit against more investment firms, insurance giants like Amlin and Axa sue a seafood distributor, and a bid to appeal a decision from former shareholders of a business in RBS' controversial restructuring unit. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
A pair of Taiwanese parts suppliers urged a Wisconsin federal judge Thursday to decertify two groups of aftermarket sheet metal parts purchasers seeking damages to close out price-fixing allegations where every other defendant has settled, with the suppliers arguing the buyers’ damages claims must be handled individually.
California has passed a law that directs state regulators to set reduced greenhouse emissions targets for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft in a push that could force the popular services to run electric cars, just days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed an order calling for the state to be carbon-neutral by 2045.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday canned a racketeering suit brought by an auto dealership owner accusing his former business associates of conspiring to run his business into the ground, saying his failure to prove they were part of an enterprise proved "fatal."
In this week’s Taxation with Representation, Renesas Electronics bought Integrated Device Technology Inc. for $6.7 billion, the Carlyle Group snapped up Sedgwick Claims Management Services for $6.7 billion, a consortium of buyers took over MPM Holdings, and Science Applications International Corp. acquired Engility Holdings for $2.5 billion.
Epsilon Electronics Inc. will pay $1.5 million to resolve claims that the car accessory seller violated U.S. sanctions on Iran by selling equipment to a company known to distribute most of its products to the Middle Eastern country, the U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday.
Indiana-headquartered RV manufacturer Thor Industries could buy Erwin Hymer in a deal valuing the German peer at more than €2 billion, U.K. insurer Covea is still hoping to acquire French reinsurer Scor, and Volkswagen is preparing a potential IPO for its multibillion-dollar heavy-truck business.
A Michigan federal judge Thursday refused to let Mercedes-Benz out of a suit brought by an ex-employee alleging the company terminated her after she complained about gender discrimination, saying there is reason to believe that is why the company fired her.
Two Colorado residents hit a Colorado Springs auto brokerage with a putative class action on Thursday accusing the car dealer of violating the Electronic Fund Transfer Act by only extending credit if a car buyer agreed to enroll in an automatic payment plan.
A former top Uber executive in Asia sued the ride-hailing giant’s one-time public relations chief in California Superior Court in San Francisco County on Thursday, alleging she made misleading and disparaging remarks about him in violation of a nondisparagement agreement that caused him to get fired.
A Michigan federal judge has denied Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ attempt to dismiss an individual suit within multidistrict litigation alleging the automaker manufactured cars with faulty gearshifts that resulted in a parked car rolling over a woman's leg, saying the motorist had a valid reason for filing her suit late.
General Motors has issued a recall of more than 1 million 2015-model trucks and SUVs, saying an electrical defect in the vehicles' power steering can cause drivers to lose control during low-speed turns.
Silicone and materials producer MPM Holdings Inc. on Thursday said an investor group will take over the company in a $3.1 billion deal, with Greenberg Traurig LLP steering the buyer and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP guiding the Apollo Global Management LLC-backed seller.
Volkswagen AG on Tuesday told a New York federal judge that investors are relying on unproven accusations in a German antitrust probe to make their claims that the automaker inflated its stock price, and the automaker urged the court to strike the suit.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is not rushing to hold new trade talks with Beijing as he signaled a willingness to forge ahead with his aggressive enforcement push that threatens to hit every product imported from China with hefty tariffs.
The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday released a proposed rule that would roll back a controversial 2015 decision loosening the board's test for determining whether affiliated businesses are joint employers, turning to rulemaking after ethics questions torpedoed the NLRB's effort to undo the Obama-era ruling through case law.
A New York federal judge Wednesday found plaintiffs in dozens of states in the General Motors ignition switch MDL can recover damages even if the alleged defect never manifested and can recover earnings lost while dealing with the defect.
Judicial impeachment fever seems to be spreading through the states, with West Virginia legislators recently voting to remove their state's entire Supreme Court, and lawmakers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina threatening the same. These actions are a serious threat to judicial independence, says Jan van Zyl Smit of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.
Potential theories of liability for autonomous vehicles have not yet been fleshed out or tested in court, but we can expect negligence and product liability lawsuits — not to mention statutory claims — as the government begins regulating. Manufacturers can lean on at least five available defenses if litigation arises, say attorneys at at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
In this time of partisan conflict over judicial selection, a new book by Canadian jurist Robert J. Sharpe — "Good Judgment" — represents a refreshing, deeply thoughtful departure from binary arguments about how and why judges make decisions, says U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, director of the Federal Judicial Center.
E-discovery is not easy, but employing these 10 strategies may help minimize future headaches, say Debbie Reynolds and Daryl Gardner of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions LLC.
Trademark licensing has exploded in popularity, with everyone from soft drink companies to Ivanka Trump getting into the game. But licensors who attach their name to products over which they lack manufacturing control take a legal risk, and courts' differing views on licensor liability for defective products create a risk of forum shopping by plaintiffs, says Jordan Lewis of Tucker Ellis LLP.
A well-drafted partnership agreement protects a law firm's founders, establishes a process for new and outgoing partners, and sets forth guidelines for navigating conflict along the way. Startup firms can begin with something less complex, but there are important elements that every agreement should include, says Russell Shinsky of Anchin Block & Anchin LLP.
Forget about cameras, reporters in the Manafort trial were not even permitted in the courtroom with their phones, tablets or computers. That meant no live reporting on Twitter and no emails to the newsrooms with updates. In a world focused on information and news as it happens, this is unacceptable, says trial attorney David Oscar Markus.
Once considered the “cliff edge,” the possibility of the United Kingdom exiting from the European Union without agreeing on a trade deal has moved from unthinkable to increasingly likely. Both sides are ramping up preparations for a no-deal scenario, which would have significant implications for businesses in all sectors, say attorneys with Baker McKenzie LLP.
While most law firm executives and partners may instinctively want to tune out terms like "high availability" and "disaster recovery" — concepts that IT managers usually worry about — there are five reasons you should lean in and wrestle with the vocabulary, say Jeff Norris of Managed Technology Services LLC and Greg Inge of information security consulting firm CQR.
The "fake news" phenomenon is ever more prominent in the political arena — but not in the jury box. At a trial, jurors don’t have to rely on the media or any other source to tell them the facts and issues, since they have a front-row seat to the action, says Ross Laguzza, a consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.