General Motors Co. sought Thursday to keep ignition switch plaintiffs in federal multidistrict litigation in New York from proceeding with discovery on issues relating to its recall of millions of vehicles this year, arguing the plaintiffs' request was too "broad" and their goals too vague.
Workers for Dura Automotive Systems Inc. on Tuesday urged the Sixth Circuit to grant an en banc rehearing in their lawsuit over employee drug testing, saying an appellate panel had erred in finding that Dura's requirements didn't constitute medical exams or disability-related inquiries under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Oregon’s labor commissioner on Wednesday accused Daimler Trucks North America LLC of allowing racial discrimination at a Portland plant, alleging white workers used racial slurs and sabotaged minorities’ work, causing some to get fired.
The Internal Revenue Service doesn't owe Ford Motor Co. $445 million in interest on alleged overpaid taxes, a Sixth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday, saying a law that Ford had relied upon had not been enacted when the automaker remitted the payments at the center of the dispute.
The European Commission on Wednesday launched an investigation into Portugal's proposal to give Volkswagen Autoeuropa €36 million ($45 million) in public funds toward the development of a new car production method in the southwestern district of Setubal.
Two renowned M&A practice groups barreled into fall, each breezing past their rivals with announced deals worth more than $32.5 billion, including a team effort on one of the biggest deals to hit the buzzing energy sector this year.
New Hampshire’s highest court on Tuesday held a lower court erred in finding a contract dispute between Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and local dealers fell under the state auto board’s jurisdiction, saying the foreign manufacturer wasn’t properly served with the suit under the Hague convention standards.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday trimmed claims in a putative class action accusing Hyundai Motor America Inc. of equipping certain Sonata vehicles with defective brakes and refusing to cover repair costs, tossing claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment but keeping the express warranty and state law claims in play.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. was hit with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court on Monday, accusing the truck giant of installing a defective emissions control system in its diesel-powered, medium-duty trucks that causes various parts to fail and the trucks to lose power.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. on Monday urged a California federal judge to reject a bid to toss its suit accusing Pinnacle Group LLC of importing and selling Hyundai-branded auto parts and falsely marketing them as “genuine,” saying it isn’t trying to shut down competition but rather stop the illegal activity from continuing.
The European Commission on Tuesday told Ireland and Luxembourg that several tax rulings issued to Apple Inc. and Fiat SpA gave them unfair economic advantages, noting in Apple’s case that there appeared to be some “reverse engineering” to determine its subsidiaries’ taxable income.
Ford Motor Co. sued vehicle diagnostic equipment company Autel US Inc. and an affiliate on Monday in Michigan federal court, alleging Autel had hacked into one of Ford's software programs and copied information for use in its diagnostic tools.
The U.S. Supreme Court this term is poised to consider whether to take up yet another hotly debated question related to generic-drug injuries — one that would determine the future of claims that a generics maker failed to update a product's warning label — as well as mull a petition over the scope of the Class Action Fairness Act. Here are some of the most-watched product liability cases.
Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday said it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it plans to recall about 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks over concerns that faulty rear suspension systems could cause fuel tank leaks and potentially lead to fires.
Comedian Tracy Morgan and other passengers in a limousine weren't wearing seat belts when a Wal-Mart truck allegedly rear-ended them, injuring several and killing comedian James McNair, the retail giant claimed in court documents filed Monday.
Mark Zuckerberg is said to be close to buying a Hawaii mansion for a reported $66 million, while Cadillac is supposedly close to signing for space in New York and Urban Compass is reportedly taking space on Park Avenue.
A quartet of BigLaw powerhouses that clean up in the courtroom have been identified by in-house counsel as the firms they least like to see on the other side of the table in litigation proceedings, according to a recent survey.
Ford Motor Co. had an obligation to — but did not — consider potential telecommuting arrangements for a disabled employee who suffered from irritable bowel syndrome, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the full Sixth Circuit on Friday.
Ford Motor Co., Honeywell International, Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and a slew of insurers urged a North Carolina bankruptcy judge Thursday to reject a bid to seal aggregated estimations of past and pending mesothelioma claims against Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, saying the information should be released to the public.
Auto-parts maker Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. will pay $26 million and plead guilty to fixing prices for its steering wheels, air bags, and hoses, part of a sprawling probe that the U.S. Department of Justice says has yielded $2.4 billion in fines from 29 companies so far.