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|Going the Extra Mile: Competition Bureau Obtains Consent Agreements From Hyundai and Kia for Inaccurate Fuel Consumption Claims|
Imran Ahmad, Chris Hersh; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
August 7, 2013, previously published on August 6, 2013On August 2, 2013, the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) obtained Consent Agreements (the “Agreements”) from Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. (“Hyundai”) and Kia Canada Inc. (“Kia”). These Agreements have the effect of a court order and formalize the...
|New Penalties for Misrepresentations From Small Business Government Contractors|
Erin L. Toomey; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 31, 2013, previously published on July 29, 2013Under a final rule effective August 27, 2013, small businesses, including those in the automotive industry, that willfully misrepresent their small business size status for the purpose of soliciting or obtaining a federal government contract or other federal funding, will face additional harsh...
|Advanced Payments by Automobile Insurers|
Michael Doerksen; Field Law;
July 24, 2013, previously published on July 2013Automobile liability insurers in Alberta have long been permitted to offer advanced payments to injured claimants in part settlement of claims without admitting that the insurer or its insured has any liability. This bulletin looks at two issues surrounding advanced payments: the disclosure of...
|EU and Japan Aim for Mutual Recognition of Auto Safety Standards|
Masahiro Tanabe; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 23, 2013, previously published on July 22, 2013Automotive trade is key to many trade agreements, and the proposed EU-Japan trade agreement is one of them. The second round of negotiations between the EU and Japan, which is being held in Tokyo, Japan from June 24, 2013 through July 3, 2013, will place much focus on the automotive area.
|Driver Hurt After Car Hit by Train in West Virginia|
Shapiro Lewis Appleton Favaloro;
July 19, 2013A female driver was flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital after a full coal train smashed into the car she was driving July 16 in Charleston WV. The male occupant of the car was not hurt.
|U.S. Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets Drivers’ Privacy Protection Act’s “Litigation Exception” Rendering a Blow to Plaintiff’s Bar|
Corinne C. Heggie; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
July 19, 2013, previously published on July 12, 2013 In Maracich v. Spears --- S. Ct. ----, 2013 WL 2922120 (Jun. 17, 2013), lawyers sued South Carolina car dealers on behalf of four people who had bought cars, alleging that the car dealers violated the state’s consumer protection law. To form a class action, the lawyers sought out additional...
Karen Lutz; Foley Lardner LLP;
July 17, 2013, previously published on July 15, 2013In April, a number of interesting developments occurred that contribute to the momentum on the topic of materiality in sustainability reporting. The common theme is a focus on better defining material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and integrating these issues with financial...
|General Motors New Terms and Conditions Effective July 15, 2013|
Ryan S. Bewersdorf; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 16, 2013, previously published on July 11, 2013General Motors has announced that Effective July 15, 2013, its general terms and conditions for direct material, customer care & aftersales (CCA) and tooling purchases are changing. The new terms and conditions are part of GM’s implementation of its joint purchasing activities with PSA...
|In re Quest Software Inc. S'holders Litig., C.A. No. 7357-VCG (Del. Ch. July 3, 2013) (Glasscock, V.C.)|
Potter Anderson Corroon LLP;
July 15, 2013, previously published on July 3, 2013In this decision, the Court of Chancery denied plaintiffs’ motion to compel the discovery of privileged documents and communications, finding that the “at issue” exception to the attorney-client privilege did not apply and that the common interest doctrine did apply.
|Florida's Automobile Insurance Fraud Strike Force Reviews Fraud-Fighting Funding; Approves Corporate Registration Change|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
July 11, 2013, previously published on July 9, 2013Florida's Automobile Insurance Fraud Strike Force ("Strike Force") met via conference call today, July 9, 2013.