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|Missouri's New Uninsured Motorist Law Precludes Uninsured Driver's Right to Non-Economic Damages|
Michael Serra; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
November 8, 2013, previously published on November 6, 2013On September 22, 2013, the Missouri General Assembly took up and overrode Govern Jay Nixon’s veto of House Bill No. 339. According to the new law ¿ Section 303.390 of the Missouri Revised Statutes ¿ an uninsured motorist forfeits his right to recover non-economic damages against...
|FTC Investigations and Form 8300 $10,000 Compliance!|
Robert A. Poklar; Weston Hurd LLP;
November 7, 2013, previously published on October 2013As you are aware, past You Auto Knows have discussed website advertising, Internet advertising, the use of smart phones by salespeople, Tweets and the need to comply with various state and federal advertising rules and regulations. From extensive experience with the Attorney General's Office, this...
|Michigan: Bill Exempts Vehicle Trade-In Value from Sales Tax on Vehicle Purchases|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 6, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013Businesses and individuals who have postponed trading in their used vehicles on new ones may be rewarded for their patience. Michigan consumers will no longer be taxed on the full sales price of new or used motor vehicles or recreational vehicles when a consumer provides a trade-in motor vehicle or...
|Shifting Gears: General Motors Invests in Logistics|
Richard W. Lasater; Foley & Lardner LLP;
November 4, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013General Motors’s (GM) new Arlington, Texas, stamping plant is the 10th contiguous stamping plant added to GM’s global operations in the last five years. And, there’s a reason for that. Actually there are several. The realigned manufacturing process is a tactical move predicted to...
|U.S. Manufacturing on the Rise|
Matthew J. Riopelle; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 25, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013It seems almost every day another company announces that it is increasing its manufacturing activity in the U.S. A recent report by Boston Consulting Group, discussed in this article cites moves by foreign automobile, motorcycle and aircraft manufacturers to increase their manufacturing in the U.S....
|Patent Office Extends AFCP 2.0 to December 2013|
Andrew Balazer, Randell J. Krug; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 22, 2013, previously published on October 21, 2013The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just announced that the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended to December 14, 2013. The AFCP 2.0 was previously scheduled to expire on September 30, 2013.
|New Requirements for NHTSA Recalls and Early Warning Reporting Become Effective October 21|
Christopher H. Grigorian, Brian J. Kapatkin; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 18, 2013, previously published on October 17, 2013In 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 manufacturers conducting safety recalls -become effective on October 21,...
|Reid v. Mercury Ins. Co. (October 7, 2013) - - Cal.App.4th - - , 2013 W.L. 5517979|
McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte Carruth LLP;
October 18, 2013Mercury Insurance Company issued an automobile insurance policy to Huang with limits of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident. Huang collided with a car driven by Reid, which collided with a third vehicle. The police report concluded Huang caused the accident by running a red light. Reid was...
|Auto Makers Flatten Patent Troll|
Kumar K. Maheshwari; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 9, 2013, previously published on October 7, 2013On August 9, 2013 the Federal Circuit decided Taurus IP, LLC v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 16507 (Court of Appeals, August 9, 2013). Taurus IP (a non-practicing entity) accused the auto manufacturers (DaimlerChrysler Company, Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler Group) for infringing claim...
|Hit by Someone Driving Under the Influence of Medication?|
Jeffrey H. Rasansky; Rasansky Law Firm;
October 8, 2013We usually tend to think of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) as alcohol-related problems (and the majority of reckless vehicle accidents do involve drunk drivers), auto accidents can also be caused by prescription or OTC medications.