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.
General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will promise Congress on Wednesday to implement recommendations made in a scathing internal report that exposed a pattern of incompetence that led to a recall of millions of cars for a deadly ignition switch defect.
Perkins Motor Transport Inc., in the midst of a patent infringement suit over its “Road Train” heavy haul trailer, filed a third-party complaint Tuesday against the trailer’s manufacturer, Trail King Industries Inc., which Perkins claims should be held liable in its place.
A Pennsylvania agency on Monday filed an emergency petition asking for a cease-and-desist order blocking for-hire taxi services Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from operating in the state, the same day the city of Seattle reached an agreement to legalize the mobile ride-share companies' services.
While I don’t usually think of it as an old boys’ network, there are times when I’m at a closing dinner, and I notice people looking over in a restaurant — it is only then that I realize I’m the only woman sitting at a table with 13 men and that people are curious as to what is going on, says Monica Shilling, co-head of Proskauer Rose LLP's global private equity group.
Find a firm or a law department with a collegial atmosphere, or create one. Don’t stay in an environment that is uncomfortable or one that does not make you feel like a valued member of the team, says Gayle Sproul, a member of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP's executive committee.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from the inventor of automatic hazard lights in a suit seeking to force the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration to allow his patented device to be installed in cars.
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Friday in New Jersey federal court accusing the car rental company of defrauding shareholders by filing inaccurate financial reports, following Hertz’s disclosure that it found accounting errors for the past three years.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC urged a Maryland federal judge to not remand a proposed class action alleging the company improperly sells vehicles repossessed over defaulted payments, saying Friday that the plaintiff incorrectly argued that some claims in the $8.2 million damages calculation were time-barred.
The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill allowing electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. to sell its vehicles directly to consumers in the state, overruling a recent state Motor Vehicle Commission decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a contract dispute between Swift Transportation Co. Inc. and a proposed class of truck drivers, in which the Ninth Circuit held that federal law does not authorize courts to compel arbitration in cases to which the law does not apply,
The Ninth Circuit on Monday overturned a lower court's ruling that several hundred Affinity Logistics Corp. retail store delivery drivers in California were independent contractors, saying that substantial evidence exists to show that Affinity maintained control over the drivers' working conditions.