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|To B or Not To B? Potential Changes to PEI Auto Insurance|
July 4, 2013, previously published on June 28, 2013Significant changes may be coming to the standard automobile policy in PEI, including increases to the accident benefits available under Section B and an increase to the so-called "cap" applicable to claims for minor personal injury.
|Electronic Discovery Costs and Requests for Cost-Shifting|
Nicholas E. Kyriakopoulos; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 2, 2013, previously published on June 27, 2013A supplier who has had to respond to discovery requests that seek electronically stored information (“ESI”) knows there is a general presumption that the responding party bears the expense of complying with the discovery requests. Although this presumption may be overcome and allow...
|New U.S. Sanctions Target Automotive Companies Doing Business in Iran|
Christopher M. Swift; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2013, previously published on June 20, 2013On June 3, 2013, President Obama signed a new executive order expanding U.S. extraterritorial sanctions on Iran to multinational corporations that engage in significant financial or commercial transactions with the Iranian automotive sector. The move strengthens the new sector-based sanctions...
|Do You Have Full Uninsured Motorist Insurance Protection?|
Lance A. Cooper; The Cooper Firm;
June 24, 2013, previously published by The Scriptum - 2010The Cooper Firm represents plaintiffs in significant matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, motor carrier liability, premises liability, medical malpractice and commer-cial litigation. Automotive product liability claims are one of the firm's primary...
|How the Auto Insurance Law Affects You|
The Cooper Firm;
June 24, 2013Did you know that the Georgia legislature passed a law that could save you tens of thousands of dollars and some unnecessary headaches?
|Automotive Economic Indicators Show Promise|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2013, previously published on June 24, 2013Equifax Inc. reported recently that new credit for auto loans reached an eight-year high in January and February 2013, as calculated by total dollar amounts loaned. For that two month period, new auto loans were 70% higher than in the same period in 2009. Equifax reports that 2.5 million auto loans...
|SCOTUS Upholds Enforceability of Class Action Waiver in Arbitration Agreements|
Michael D. Leffel; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2013, previously published on June 2013Once again demonstrating its strong support for enforcement of the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 (FAA), and class action waivers, the Supreme Court today struck a blow to what had become a potentially promising argument for plaintiffs’ counsel. In American Express Co. v....
|Class Action Damage Requirement for Class Certification|
Todd R. Howell, Christopher S. Maile; Tharpe & Howell;
June 20, 2013A key issue courts often address when asked to certify a class of plaintiffs in class action litigation is whether “questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over any questions affecting only individual members, and that a class action is superior to other available methods...
|Virginia's Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act|
Glenn Feldmann Darby Goodlatte;
June 17, 2013Virginia’s Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act set forth in Virginia Code § 59.1-207.9, et. seq. is also known as Virginia’s Motor Vehicle Lemon Law. This law covers new motor vehicles defined as only passenger cars, pickup or panel trucks, motorcycles, self-propelled motorized...
|NHTSA Issues Long Awaited Policy Statement on Driverless Car Technology|
Ryan S. Bewersdorf; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 14, 2013, previously published on June 13, 2013On May 30, 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) introduced its long awaited policy statement on driverless car technology. According to NHTSA, driverless car technology has “captured the nation’s attention.” Until today (other than a...