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Protecting Your Supply Chain in the Face of Potential Auto Industry Challenges in 2018

As the economy has improved and unemployment has fallen in the nearly 10 years since the Great Recession, North American vehicle sales volumes have also steadily increased and the forecast remains strong for 2018. Bloomberg...more

Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2018

Foley’s Automotive Industry Team has prepared this report examining what the litigation, enforcement and regulatory landscape is likely to look like in 2018 and beyond. Inside, you will learn about: Managing warranty,...more

Takata Declares Bankruptcy: What are the Key Next Steps for Suppliers?

On June 25, 2017, Takata’s US arm, TK Holdings Inc. and certain affiliates excluding certain foreign debtors such as Takata Corporation (Japan) (the “Takata US Debtors”), filed chapter 11 cases seeking bankruptcy protection...more

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Properly Perfected Assignment of Rents Not Property of Bankruptcy Estate

In a significant ruling impacting commercial real estate lenders in Michigan, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an absolute assignment of rents that had been fully perfected (by demanding payment from tenants to...more

Supreme Court Bars Structured Dismissals of Bankruptcy Cases That Violate the Code’s Priority Distribution Scheme – Could it...

On March 22, 2017 the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling regarding the legality of structured dismissals of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases that would make final distributions of estate assets to creditors in a manner...more

Seventh Circuit Could Up-End Approach to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On November 30, 2016, all of the judges of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) reheard a case that could change the way federal courts treat sexual orientation-based discrimination...more

Potential Issues for Employers After Brexit (With No Clear Answers Yet)

The voters in Great Britain caught the world off guard by voting to leave the European Union (EU) after over 40 years of membership. However, after the vote, the questions immediately started. Leaving the EU is governed by a...more

The Impact of Justice Scalia’s Passing on Pending Supreme Court Cases

The country was shocked to hear of the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Legal scholars and political commentators have since written extensively on Justice Scalia’s contributions to the legal world and...more

Executive Orders: The Employment Transformers for Federal Contractors

As we have detailed on several occasions over the past year, President Obama has used executive orders to implement sweeping new workplace policies for federal contractors and their employees. For example, the president has...more

Recent Case Reminds Companies That, Though Much Embattled, Independent Contractor Classifications Can Be Valid

The dividing line between employees and independent contractors has been a hot topic in employment law for several years. In addition to the interest the federal government has taken in possible misclassification of...more

The "Olympics of Restructuring": Kevyn Orr Named Detroit's EFM

Kevyn Orr, a University of Michigan Law School graduate and former partner at the law firm Jones Day, has been selected by Governor Rick Snyder as Detroit’s Emergency Financial Manager (EFM). As EFM, Orr will be responsible...more

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