A pair of plaintiffs firms are attempting the unprecedented in their bid to score billions of dollars in damages from General Motors Co. for vehicles that haven't even been recalled, but experts say the ambitious suit faces a rocky road, with nationwide class certification and other issues standing in the way of success.
The plaintiff in an Oklahoma class action against DaimlerChrysler Corp. over allegedly defective steering systems renewed her efforts Wednesday to force TRW Automotive US LLC to indemnify Chrysler, arguing Chrysler’s liquidating trust allowed her to pursue any claims it had against the parts maker.
A Chinese commercial vehicle company and one of its directors have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's claims that the company engaged in a scheme to create the illusion of an active market in its stock in order to obtain financing, according to court documents filed Thursday.
Maserati North America Inc. was hit Tuesday with a putative class action in California court accusing the luxury-car maker of knowingly selling vehicles with defective antennas that prevented car owners from using satellite radio services that were promised with the vehicles, and refusing to fix the antennas.
Opposing counsel was a middle-aged man who routinely disparaged me and my client (also a woman) throughout the pretrial process. When I extended my hand to him after the court ruled in our favor, he turned and walked out of the courtroom. He just couldn’t bear that he had lost to “a girl,” says Monica McCarroll, chairwoman of Williams Mullen's e-discovery and information governance section.
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday ruled that a trucking company didn't violate the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family Medical Leave Act when it fired an alcoholic driver, saying employers determine who is qualified to drive a commercial truck under federal regulations.
Farmers Group Inc. on Wednesday was hit with a putative class action in Pennsylvania federal court that alleges the insurer violates the Fair Labor Standards Act and shortchanges its employees by not paying auto claims adjusters for time spent preparing for their field inspections.
Massachusetts has begun accepting applications from drivers purchasing or leasing new electric vehicles for up to $2,500 worth of rebates through a statewide program aimed at increasing the number of electric cars on the road, according to a Wednesday statement by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration.
House lawmakers on Wednesday were skeptical of findings in the long-awaited internal investigation into General Motors Co.'s ignition switch defect, grilling the probe's leader Jenner & Block LLP chairman Anton Valukas on whether the company was attempting to shield its top brass by scapegoating the handful of employees it fired.
Nokia Inc., Motorola Mobility LLC and a slew of other companies were hit Tuesday with patent infringement suits in Texas federal court by a speed technology company that alleges their respective GPS devices ripped off its patented speed limit indicators.
TPG Capital LP-backed tire distributor ATD Corp. filed plans with U.S. regulators Monday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering later this year, continuing a slew of capital market exits for the private equity firm this year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it has opened two investigations into possible ignition switch defects in approximately 1.25 million Chrysler Group vehicles, a similar problem to the defect that led to the massive General Motors Co. recall linked to at least 13 deaths.
General Motors Co.’s reputation has been so badly damaged by its recent onslaught of recalls that even vehicles not included in the recalls have depreciated in value, according to a consumer class action filed Wednesday seeking more than $10 billion on behalf of all GM vehicle owners.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP has added to its Cleveland team a former Squire Sanders litigator sporting a diverse practice focused on product liability defense for the pharmaceutical and automotive sectors that also touches on antitrust and trade secret disputes, the firm said Monday.
Oracle is closing in on a $5 billion deal for Micros Systems six years after a previous acquisition went belly-up, while T-Mobile is hedging its bets in case a takeover by Sprint Corp. falls through.
We are a women-owned law firm, and potential clients sometimes make assumptions about the types of cases we handle. We work hard to show that we excel at bet-the-company trials and appeals on a national basis. If we can get them to listen, we usually get the work, says Cheryl Bush, majority owner and managing partner of Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC.
I find it challenging sometimes to express my views honestly without being viewed as too harsh or domineering — even when a male colleague who says the same thing, or worse, would be heralded, says Kelli Sager, a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
A U.S. Court of International Trade judge on Tuesday again dismissed Ford Motor Co.'s $6 million suit seeking refunds for shipments of Jaguar-brand cars imported into the U.S., ruling that some of the automaker's claims are time-barred and declining to exercise jurisdiction over the rest.
A California federal judge on Monday refused to certify a putative class action accusing trucking company CRST Van Expedited Inc. of forcing employees to pay for medical examinations in order to be employed as drivers, trimming claims against the company and saying the proposed class lacks commonality.
The Second Circuit on Tuesday asked the Delaware Supreme Court to determine what, precisely, a secured lender must authorize in order to end a lending agreement, in a dispute between a JPMorgan Chase & Co. unit and the unsecured creditors of General Motors Corp.’s bankruptcy company.