Last week, NHTSA and GM announced an agreement to resolve recall timeliness claims related to GM’s massive Ignition Switch recall. In addition to the widely-reported $35 million civil penalty GM has agreed to pay (the maximum...more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled its long-term transportation bill, entitled the Grow America Act, which it is sending to Congress for consideration. Among other things, the bill contains...more
With the recent high-profile recalls involving Toyota and GM, auto suppliers are anticipating a spike in recalls and asking themselves how to prepare for this inevitability.
As a start, auto suppliers need to...more
We know that you have been considering what business and commercial issues you will face in 2014 (and perhaps beyond) as an Automotive Supplier. But, have you been considering what legal issues you are likely to face? Do you...more
In August, NHTSA adopted numerous amendments to its recall and early warning reporting (EWR) regulations. (See 78 Federal Register 51382 (Aug. 20, 2013)). Several of these amendments – which impact all vehicle and equipment...more
On July 19, 2013, the Ninth Circuit affirmed an award of summary judgment to an aftermarket auto parts distributor that had received better prices than a competitor. Gorlick Distribution Centers, LLC v. Car Sound Exhaust...more