Local transportation agency chiefs and researchers told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday that the federal government’s lead on coordinating investment and fine-tuning regulations will be crucial to getting the nation’s highway infrastructure ready for connected and autonomous vehicles.
Ford Motor Co. asked the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday to reject a bid by a former patent lawyer for the company to revive her claims that the automaker was conspiring to stop her from finding another job, saying that her “unfitness as an employee” — not a conspiracy — is at the root of her troubles.
A Third Circuit panel on Tuesday pressed two pension funds to show why Hertz Global Holdings Inc.’s misrepresentations about its financial status were intentionally misleading, as they alleged in their securities fraud class action, and not merely the result of mismanagement.
A California federal judge dismissed Toyota owners' class claims that the automaker sold them vehicles with soy-coated wires that attracted rats, ruling Monday that the alleged damages did not fall under either express or implied warranties.
Fiat Chrysler investors asked a New York federal judge Monday to reject the automaker’s request for a three-month extension of discovery in a stock-drop suit alleging the company lied about using emissions-cheating devices in vehicles and complying with safety recalls, calling it a "bait and switch" move.
The U.K.’s competition enforcer said Tuesday it has concerns tow truck and trailer equipment maker Horizon Global Corp.’s planned €169 million ($198.9 million) purchase of the Brink Group from its private equity backer would leave too few competitors in the supply of towbars to large car manufacturers.
A Florida federal judge urged attorneys on Tuesday in the multidistrict litigation over faulty Takata Corp. airbags to move the cases along, and said the suggested fall 2019 date for a trial on plaintiffs’ economic loss claims might not be soon enough.
A group of Chinese investors have asked a Virginia federal judge to let them move forward with their claims that they were swindled out of more than $500,000 each in an alleged visa scheme run by former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Anthony Rodham, the brother of Hillary Clinton.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP has lured a former Dentons partner to its new Atlanta office, adding a litigator who helped steer an auto parts maker clear of proposed class claims over potentially defective airbags.
Ford’s proposed deal to end claims it sold cars with faulty touch screens could be worth more than $50 million, the customers’ attorneys told a California federal judge Monday, but the judge worried the proposed notice and claims process would mean many class members go unpaid.
A Delaware federal judge refused Monday to let BMW immediately appeal a bankruptcy court order keeping alive a $32.6 million clawback suit by the trustee for the estate of electric-car company Fisker, saying there's nothing present to justify such an appeal.
A New York federal judge on Monday sent a suit blaming a fatal accident on a GM car’s ignition mechanism back to New Mexico state court, saying the accident at issue took place after GM reorganized and was only “remotely related” to the company’s 2008 bankruptcy.
A California state appeals court on Friday affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny Uber’s bid to arbitrate claims it used fake Lyft accounts to hurt competition, finding that claims brought by a Lyft driver are unaffected by a separate agreement he signed as an Uber driver.
A Chinese smart electric car company said Monday it has closed its series B fundraising round with $500 million in commitments that it will use toward mass production, research and development, and product development.
Fiat Chrysler asked a California federal judge Friday to trim claims in a suit alleging it deceived consumers into buying Jeep Grand Cherokees with defective power distribution systems, saying the plaintiffs have no evidence to back their claims.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday affirmed a federal judge’s decision to hand Ford Motor Co. a quick win on three consumers’ claims that the auto giant hid the fact that its Focus and Fusion cars had power-steering defects, saying the drivers hadn't actually alleged any error in the lower court’s summary judgment ruling.
The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday it will investigate imports of certain vehicle infotainment systems after Broadcom accused Toyota, Panasonic and several other Japanese companies of infringing six of its patents.
Six congressional Democrats on Friday sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation asking it to look into whether U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt used his position to benefit himself, referencing recent accusations saying he assisted his wife's business ambitions.
Consumers Union told Tesla on Friday to move quickly to improve its driver-assist system in light of the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary findings on a fatal March crash involving one of the company's vehicles, saying the “alarming” report makes it clear that the feature needs safety fixes.
Kia Motors America is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles equipped with airbags and seatbelts that might become unresponsive in a crash, the automaker said in a Thursday letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Today's female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.
The current business climate has produced vast opportunities for seasoned lawyers to create valuable connections with millennial business owners, but first lawyers must cleanse their palate of misconceptions regarding millennials, says Yaima Seigley of Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC.
In a dramatic win for the auto finance industry, Congress recently voted to reverse the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2013 guidance related to fair lending and interest rates for indirect loans. However, such rollbacks may not be enough to create long-lasting regulatory relief, say attorneys with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, recognizing a moral and legal truth that should be beyond question in American society. The refusal by some of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees to say whether they believe the case was decided correctly is indicative of the narrow-minded elitism they would bring to the bench, says professor Franita Tolson of the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law.
In deciding whether cloud computing is right for the organization or firm, an attorney must consider cloud computing’s significant impact on the electronic discovery process, say Daniel Garrie, managing partner at Law & Forensics LLC, and David Cass, chief information security officer at IBM Cloud.
In March, the U.S. International Trade Commission's dismissal of U.S. Steel’s complaint caused some to question whether there remained a viable path for antitrust-based claims at the ITC. But the initiation of an antitrust-based Section 337 investigation just days later shows that the door for antitrust claims at the ITC has not closed, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
In these politically divisive times, many ask whether our institutions and traditions can help us return to a greater consensus. In days long past, the legal profession could have been counted on to serve just such a function. But lawyers are now just as polarized as everyone else, says Samuel Samaro of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC.
The number of Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits has grown exponentially in recent years, and courts have issued several significant decisions in recent months that may have implications for future TCPA litigation and compliance efforts, say Michael Reif and Chelsea Walcker of Robins Kaplan LLP.
After moving into a new law office, tenants often file their signed leases away, figuring that the terms are set for a few years at least. However, leases can be very flexible instruments, and should be reviewed annually even if nothing seems amiss, says Tiffany Winne of Savills Studley Inc.
Based on his experience as a BigLaw associate for six years and now as general counsel for a tech startup, Jason Idilbi of Passport Labs offers some best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.