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|Top 10 Things to Do When You Are Involved In a Motor Vehicle Accident|
Dirk H. Beckwith; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013Most of the time all goes well on the road but accidents do happen and when they do, you need to be prepared. Whether operating heavy farm equipment or driving your pickup truck, these 10 tips are good advice to abide by if you get in an accident.
|Sixth Circuit Rejects Claim for Reinstatement of Erroneous Benefit Payments to Ineligible Retiree|
Justin Stanley Alex; Proskauer Rose LLP;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013In Adams v. General Motors Company (Case No. 12-2084), the Sixth Circuit rejected an ineligible retiree’s claim for reinstatement of erroneous benefit payments under her former employer’s pension plan. The retiree received benefit payments for twenty-one months before the plan...
|OESA Regional Meeting - Chicago Automotive Supplier Industry Update|
Gregory E. Neppl, Jeffrey A. Soble, Brandi F. Walkowiak; Foley & Lardner LLP;
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 25, 2013Are you aware that General Motors (“GM”) issued new general terms and conditions (“Terms”) for direct material, customer care & aftersales, and tooling purchases effective for requests for quotation issued on or after July 15, 2013? You are in the Automotive Industry,...
|Shift to Modular Platforms Raises New Issues for Manufacturers and Suppliers|
Jason P. Britt; Foley & Lardner LLP;
November 25, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013One way in which next-generation manufacturing is impacting the automotive industry is the movement toward modular architecture. These designs use common underpinnings for various models across a variety of vehicle segments, minimizing the variation between parts needed for these models. Volkswagen...
|Federal Efforts to Reform Auto Lending Based on "Disparate Impact" Theory Gain Steam|
David N. Anthony, Paige S. Fitzgerald, Nicholas R. Klaiber, John C. Lynch, Alan D. Wingfield; Troutman Sanders LLP;
November 21, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013Few U.S. Supreme Court consumer protection cases over the past year were as closely watched and anxiously anticipated as Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc. Scheduled for oral argument on December 4, with a decision anticipated sometime in mid-2014, the housing discrimination...
|Northern California Seeks Safer Limousines|
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
November 21, 2013, previously published on November 19, 2013The families of the 5 women who died in a limo fire which took place May, 2013 on the San Mateo Bridge in the Northern California San Francisco Bay Area have filed a wrongful death suit against several companies who maintained, repaired and operated the limousine. The driver, who has been accused...
|How One Struggling Auto Company Used Chapter 15 to Protect its U.S. Assets|
Joanne Lee; Foley & Lardner LLP;
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013Although its Israel-based electric car company had already filed bankruptcy in its home country, Better Place, Inc., the U.S. parent of the foreign debtor, filed for protection under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware earlier this...
|Car Dealers Lose Negotiating Leverage & Profits... and Like it|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
November 13, 2013, previously published on November 11, 2013The Chicago Tribune recently ran a story that will in large part not surprise anyone - car buyers are armed with more information before they walk onto a lot than ever before. But there are some aspects about the article that will surprise people.
|Phasing Out Pre-Euro IV Diesel Commercial Vehicles|
Geoffrey Y. M. Chan, Mei Ling Lew; Mayer Brown JSM;
November 13, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013The Air Pollution Control (Air Pollutant Emission) (Controlled Vehicles) Regulation (Regulation) was gazetted on 25 October 2013 and comes into operation on 1 February 2014.
|U.S. District Court Holds That a Foreign Parent Company Can Be Liable for Pension Liabilities of Its U.S. Subsidiary|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
November 12, 2013, previously published on November 8, 2013The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently held in Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation v. Asahi Tec Corporation that (i) it had personal jurisdiction over Asahi Tec Corporation (“Asahi”), a Japanese corporation, and (ii) Asahi was liabl e for the underfunded defined...