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|California Court Further Expands FEHA Protections to Employees Based on Association with Disabled Person|
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
December 18, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013Rope v. Auto-Chlor System of Washington, Inc. , No. B242003 (October 16, 2013): Recently, a California Court of Appeal held that a fired employee could proceed with a lawsuit in which he claimed that his employer discriminated against him based on his association with his disabled sister to whom he...
|2014 Consumer Electronics Association® Features Nine Auto Companies|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013In the latest example of the invasion of technology into the Automotive Industry, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that “a record nine automotive manufacturers will exhibit at the upcoming 2014 International CES [Consumer Electronics Show] ®”. As the Dashboard...
|Important Decision Concerning Car Sharing Services Limits Liability under the Graves Amendment|
Abrams Gorelick Friedman Jacobson LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013The Graves Amendment applies to "car sharing services", a New York Court has held. This means that car sharing services, such as Zipcar, are entitled to the same protections afforded to rental car companies under that federal statute.
|Protecting Manufacturing Advancements is Important For Next-Generation Manufacturers|
Mark A. Aiello, Nicholas E. Kyriakopoulos; Foley & Lardner LLP;
December 12, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013Manufacturing continues to grow in the United States, fueled primarily by innovations in technology, human capital, and advances in the manufacturing process itself. With the advent of new technologies, particularly technologies that provide an advantage over the competition, next-generation...
|Pièces Automobiles Lecavalier: The Application of GAAR to Cross-Border Debt Forgiveness|
Annie Mailhot-Gamelin; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 4, 2013, previously published on November 29, 2013Over the years, taxpayers have developed different techniques for mitigating the potential application of the debt forgiveness rules contained in section 80 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (Act) in the context of the sale of shares of a corporation with underwater debt owed to its parent.1 One of...
|Preparing for Exit: Will Your Environmental Liability Disclosures Comfort a Buyer?|
Graham Crockford; Foley Lardner LLP;
December 4, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013Our firm is often retained to assist companies evaluate environmental risk/liabilities during acquisitions and divestitures. Whether a company is preparing to divest non-core assets, or preparing for a stock sale, contingent environmental liabilities are an element of prospective purchaser due...
|11th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action Suit Arising From Settlement Of Diminished Value Claims|
Carlock Copeland Stair LLP;
December 3, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013Diminished value has been a hot button topic in Georgia in recent years. In State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. v. Mabry, 274 Ga. 498, 556 S.E.2d 114 (2001), the Georgia Supreme Court effectively established a common law cause of action for recovery of the diminution in value of an automobile following an...
|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,...