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|Tragic California College Tour Bus Accident Highlights Need For Greater Bus Safety|
Fabrice N. Vincent; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 13, 2014The investigation into the cause of the deadly bus crash on Interstate 5 near Orland, California, involving the collision of a FedEx tanker truck and a motor coach transporting high school students to tour Humboldt State University is in its initial stages. Investigators will seek to identify why...
|D.C. Circuit Partially Strikes Down SEC Conflict Minerals Rules|
Frank S. Murray, Mark T. Plichta; Foley & Lardner LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014On April 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in the challenge to the SEC’s conflict minerals disclosure rule filed by the National Association of Manufacturers (“NAM”) and other industry groups, giving the challengers a partial...
|What Does the First-Ever Extradition on an Antitrust Charge Mean for the Auto Parts Investigation?|
Jennifer M. Driscoll-Chippendale; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division announced a milestone victory, having successfully litigated its first extradition for an alleged antitrust violation. Romano Pisciotti, an Italian national and former Parker ITS Srl executive, was extradited from Germany for his...
|Application of GAAR to a Cross-Border Debt “Clean-Up” Transaction: The Pièces Automobiles Lecavalier Inc. Case Lavery, An Overview|
Éric Gélinas; Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P.;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 2014The Tax Court of Canada recently rendered a decision dealing with the general antiavoidance rule (“GAAR”) in the context of the elimination of a cross-border debt between Greenleaf Canada Acquisitions Inc. (“Greenleaf”) and Ford US, its American parent company, prior to the...
|Tesla Disrupts Old School Dealer Model|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014The staggering pace of innovation has led to a number of industries being disrupted by upstarts providing similar services or products outside of the established model. Want a taxi? Use Uber. Need a hotel? Try Airbnb. Looking to watch television or a movie? The choices are almost already endless:...
|ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras (337-TA-907)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 21, 2014On March 20, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).
|Non-U.S. Companies Struggle to Implement U.S.-Style Document Retention Policies|
Foley Lardner LLP;
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014Many of us in the U.S. legal community know that developing and implementing a defensible document retention policy is important, if not crucial, to a company’s data management. It can speed up the procedures in, or reduce the costs associated with document preservation and document...
|EPA Finalizes Rule Tightening Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards|
David R. Zoppo; Foley & Lardner LLP;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 13, 2014The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule on March 3, 2014, that establishes stricter standards for motor vehicle exhaust emissions and the sulfur content of gasoline. The new “Tier 3” standards represent a holistic approach to reducing motor vehicle...
|Check Your Car!|
Cody Jordan; Bailey & Galyen, Attorneys at Law;
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014 How often do you do a quick check of your car? Check the break lights. Check the turn signal. Check the parking lights. Check the inspection and registration stickers. So on and so forth.
|The Phantom Vehicle: Prejudice in Delayed UM Claim Not Presumed, But Certainly Demonstrable|
Shane Haselbarth; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014In Vanderhoff v. Harleysville Insurance Company, 78 A.3d 1060 (Pa. 2013), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided—hopefully for the last time—the fate of an uninsured motorist claim premised upon a phantom vehicle. The court’s decision examined the contours of the prejudice issue...