Volkswagen Group of America Inc. won its bid to deny a reconsideration request from drivers attempting to revive breach of express warranty claims in a proposed class action alleging it sold CC model sedans with suspension defects in Florida federal court.
President Donald Trump on Monday looked to take a victory lap celebrating the trade truce he struck with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the weekend, but the president’s advisers offered few details about what commitments Beijing supposedly made.
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President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he will withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement as a means of forcing Congress to vote on the updated version of the accord that he signed at the G-20 summit on Friday.
A California federal judge on Thursday partly trimmed Price Simms Auto Group’s amended breach of contract suit alleging a contractor, Candle3 LLC, furnished faulty electrical work and didn’t properly complete projects to convert six of its dealerships to clean energy, saying certain claims still aren’t specific enough.
Warburg Pincus, Blackstone and Carlyle Group are reportedly the final bidders for StandardAero, the EU is likely to open a probe into Vodafone's planned €18.4 billion ($21.9 billion) deal with Liberty Global, and SoftBank has decided against setting a price range for the public offering of its telecom unit.
Rust-Oleum Corp. has asked a federal judge in Texas to order a new trial in the false advertising lawsuit brought against it by the maker of a competing car windshield water-repellent product because, it argues, the jury that sided against it went against the evidence.
A proposed class of drivers has sued Porsche Cars North America Inc., claiming the adhesive used to hold together engine cooling systems in the company’s vehicles is defective and can cause pipes to fall off, making the engines overheat and shut down.
Hausfeld LLP has named Paul Gallagher, a longtime antitrust lawyer from the U.S. Department of Justice, as a partner in its Washington, D.C., competition practice.
Capital One Equipment Finance Corp. agreed to turn down a summary judgment award of $8.4 million in damages in its enforcement action against a group of taxi corporations that defaulted on their loans, filing a joint motion to vacate the order that cited continued negotiations in Illinois federal court Thursday.
President Donald Trump and his counterparts from Canada and Mexico on Friday formally signed the modernized North American Free Trade Agreement they completed in September, which would keep the three neighbors under a unified set of trading rules once the deal is ratified.
Auto warranty provider Carchex LLC can’t sidestep a class action by former call center employees who claim they weren’t compensated for working overtime, a Maryland federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the company’s motion to dismiss was "without merit."
Volkswagen AG's $48 million deal with investors in multidistrict litigation over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal has gotten a California federal judge's preliminary approval, ending claims that the company knowingly issued false financial reports about its compliance with environmental laws.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Thursday it will pour more than €5 billion ($5.7 billion) into the company’s Italian manufacturing plants over the next three years as it updates a number of vehicle models and focuses more heavily on electric and hybrid technologies.
Citing delays in resolving the case, a California federal judge has ordered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the U.S. Department of Justice to meet directly with a court-mandated settlement master to try to reach an agreement to end the government's suit over the auto company's diesel emissions.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday urging it not to reallocate a band of spectrum that is currently used for automotive safety features, saying it could undermine transportation systems.
A decision by a Miami-Dade County judge could throw another twist into a long-running battle over the use of red-light cameras in Florida, as the court found that differences among various municipalities' programs violate the state legislature's intent for uniform traffic laws.
A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday trimmed some state claims from multidistrict litigation accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of making vehicles with faulty electronic gearshift systems that could cause them to roll away, but preserved the bulk of economic loss claims.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer raised the specter of new tariffs on Chinese cars on Wednesday, adding a new layer of intrigue to President Donald Trump’s scheduled summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20 this week.
A Maryland federal judge has OK'd a permanent injunction in a suit brought by the Federal Trade Commission against several car dealerships in the state barring the companies from sending out falsified recall notices to drum up business.
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, signed into law in August, will significantly alter how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States conducts its work. Emerging technology companies, and their prospective investors, must be mindful of whether investments are now subject to CFIUS jurisdiction, say attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP.
Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.
As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.
Last week, Canada reached agreement with the United States and Mexico on what is essentially a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement alters some provisions of NAFTA, maintains others and borrows a few ideas from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, say attorneys with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.
The United Kingdom is positioning itself as the go-to location to develop, test and drive automated vehicles, and has already enacted legislation to provide an insurance model for AVs. But it is not yet clear whether existing U.K. product liability law will be able to accommodate the challenges posed by this new technology, say attorneys with Jones Day.
Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.
Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Deciphering the ethics of artificial intelligence can be tricky. It always helps to have a human in the mix, but taking that element completely out of the equation makes answering questions about accountability much more pressing, says Johannes Stiehler of Ayfie Group AS.
While consumer advocate Ralph Nader is right to express concern over proposed driverless car legislation, his premise that lawmaking is moving too fast is wrong. The real problem is that lawmaking is not moving at all, say Tod Northman and Chris Pantoja of Tucker Ellis LLP.