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Deutsche Borse CEO Carsten Kengeter announced yesterday that he’ll step down in the wake of insider-trading allegations related to the exchange’s now-defunct merger with the London Stock Exchange Group....more

Insurance Claims and Autonomous Vehicles

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The adoption of autonomous vehicles will have profound legal consequences for insurance claims and liability laws. As vehicles with increasingly sophisticated autonomous driving capabilities proliferate, industry experts...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Lyft, armed with a fresh billion from Google’s venture investment arm (CapitalG), is looking seriously at a 2018 IPO. The CapG money raises Lyft’s valuation from $6.9 billion to more than $10 billion....more

Tennessee Business Court Awards Big Bucks against Violator of Tennessee Consumer Protection Act

by Butler Snow LLP on

On May 23, 2017, in Nissan North America, Inc. v. Tustin Import Auto Sales, LLC, et al., No. 16-117-BC, the Tennessee Business Court found that the only remaining defendant, Raymond Enriquez, had defrauded the plaintiff and...more

Lessons From Two Auto Dealer Arbitrations About Nonsignatories

In two recent decisions, the Alabama Supreme Court made clear that if an arbitration clause specifies it only applies to disputes between the two parties who sign the clause, that will be strictly enforced. No third party...more

Tennessee Business Court Provides Further Guidance on Jurisdictional Challenges

by Butler Snow LLP on

In a lengthy, but detailed, opinion, The Tennessee Business Court, now in Phase II of the Pilot Project, has provided substantial guidance to practitioners concerning objections to the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.13.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We learned yesterday of the effect that broken mergers are having on some hedge funds. Now comes news that, like many other institutional investors, large US insurance companies are yanking huge sums of money out of their...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.12.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Record-setting executive compensation aside (hey, that was so last year), hedge funds have been hammered by the recent spate of mega-deals come undone. Particularly hard hit are the funds focusing on “merger arbitrage”—a type...more

Automakers Report Increased March U.S. Sales, But is the Pace of Growth Slowing?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Automakers closed out the first quarter with a 3 percent increase over last year’s March sales and 1.59 million cars sold. Some highlights of the 2016 versus 2015 sales numbers include...more

MMPA Watch - Advertising Puffery Found Non-Actionable in Hurst v. Nissan

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently overturned a jury verdict under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) against Nissan North America, Inc., arising out statements made by Nissan in the advertising and promotion...more

New Product Recalls in 2016

Although we are only into the third month of a new year, there are already product recalls that you need to know about. The list includes multiple recalls from carmakers, as well as recalls that specifically apply to parents...more

Federal Courts Concludes Employee Has No Sexual Harassment Claim Regardless of Flashing Incident

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Joselyn Davenport, a female employee of Kelly Services, Inc. (“Kelly Services”), was assigned to work as a production associate at a manufacturing plant owned and operated by Nissan North America (“Nissan”), located in Canton...more

U.S. Auto Companies Report Best October in 10+ Years, Head Toward Record Year

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The auto industry posted the strongest October sales in ten years—and even longer for some U.S. companies. The industry is capitalizing on low interest rates and low fuel prices across the U.S. to drive record sales....more

Kentucky Supreme Court Sets Forth Helpful Principles On Liability For Punitive Damages

Cases in which an appellate court holds that a state’s standard for punitive liability was not satisfied even though there was sufficient evidence to support liability for the underlying causes of action are regrettably rare....more

Real Party-in-Interest and Privy of the Petitioner: Part 2 in Estoppel Analysis

by Polsinelli on

Last week we outlined our suggestions as to what an IPR petitioner should assert in an IPR action to avoid triggering the "could have raised" estoppel in a later filed district court action. But what if the party involved in...more

Automotive Battery Industry Expands Its Horizons to Other Applications

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As previously discussed on this blog, the automotive industry is pushing to develop new and improved batteries and charging and power systems for cars. Now, the automotive industry is setting its sights on improving batteries...more

Recall Expands for Exploding Airbags

Defective Air Bags in Honda, Toyota, and Other Vehicles - Defective automobile parts can result in major car accidents, severe injuries and even death. The Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata, which produces air bags...more

Center for Automotive Research Event - Traverse City

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Automotive executives and other industry participants gathered in Traverse City this week for the annual Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars. And, as usual, CAR put on another great show! Several...more

Opportunities and Challenges for Suppliers in Mexico

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Last week the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) hosted an event entitled “Supplier Opportunities and Challenges in Mexico” that I attended. It was a great program as always by OESA, and I wanted to share some of...more

Defective Airbags Lead to More Automobile Recalls

Automobile recalls have been a hot topic in the news lately. Indeed, millions of vehicles have been recalled due to dangerous automobile defects. Adding to the list of recalled cars and trucks, a recent article in the Wall...more

Suppliers to OEMs: We Think We're Turning Japanese

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The 2014 Annual Automotive OEM-Supplier Relations Study came out in May 2014 and it showed that Japanese OEMs may be rebounding after a couple down years when it comes to their relationships with suppliers. The study,...more

Car Jacking: Former Nissan Employees in Japan Arrested for Suspected Trade Secret Theft

On May 13, 2014, a former employee of Nissan in Japan was arrested by the Economic Affairs Division of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police on suspicion of trade secret theft. The arrest was made under the trade secret provisions...more

Weekly Law Resume: Torts – Product Liability – Consumer Expectation Test

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Jaklin Mikhal Romine v. Johnson Controls, Inc. et al. Court Of Appeal, Second District (March 17, 2014) - Product liability cases can involve complex mechanisms of injury, and multiple design and manufacturing...more

Advertising Law - Feb 13, 2014

FTC Drives Car-Related False Ad Suit to Settlement - The Federal Trade Commission recently settled charges with Nissan North America and its advertising agency over deceptive advertising for the Nissan Frontier pickup...more

CFPB Fair Lending Guidance for Indirect Auto Lenders—It’s Not Just About Cars

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Several weeks ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a fair lending guidance bulletin (“Bulletin”) directed at financial institutions that make indirect automobile loans. While the Bulletin thus far has...more

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