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|¿No Va? ĄSi va! Investing in Mexico’s Auto Industry|
Annette De La Torre; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014Mexico, our neighbor to the south, is growing every day as a leading producer in the automobile industry. Presently, Mexico is the world’s largest producer of light vehicles and the second largest in Latin America. Companies in Mexico in the light vehicle industry have approximately 18...
|Spiders Force Suzuki Vehicle Recall|
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014Suzuki has been forced to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars over fear that spider webs could clog a fuel vapor vent hose in certain Kizashi cars with model years from 2010 to 2013. If airflow is cut off, the gas tank can be damaged or deformed, increasing the potential for a fire.
|Third Circuit Rules Failure to Appeal Leaves Union and Its Retirees Without a Remedy|
Kevin C. Maclay, Todd E. Phillips, James P. Wehner; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
September 10, 2014On August 28, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit delivered a stern admonition about the risk of failing to appeal when it ruled that a union that had not filed a notice of appeal could not benefit from a successful appeal by another union in the same matter. The decision directly...
|Toyota Motor Credit Corp. "Moving Forward" in New Jersey Tax Court|
Sahang-Hee Hahn, Pilar Mata; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014 The New Jersey Tax Court ruled for Toyota Motor Credit Corp. on three issues for New Jersey Corporate Business Tax purposes. Specifically, the court upheld the taxpayer’s gain calculation method using an upwardly adjusted federal tax basis; upheld the taxpayer’s departure from federal...
|Must You Always Report a Car Accident to Police in Connecticut?|
Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014Conscientious Connecticut motorists understandably invest most of their focus on state roadways on literally steering clear of any involvement in a motor vehicle accident.
|Draft ISO 14001:2015 Standard Available for Public Comment|
Karen Lutz; Foley Lardner LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014The revision of the ISO 14001 standard is now open for public comment, with the final standard publication expected in 2015, affecting over 280,000 certified organizations worldwide. Once final, the standard is expected to be in place until 2025.
|Your Car Will Be Networked to Every Other Car|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014Possibly as early as before the end of this decade every new car on the road will be connected to every other new car on the road. Cars may also be connected to traffic signs, traffic signals, smartphones and other devices. U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic...
|Car Fires and Fuel Tank Explosions Remain an Ongoing National Concern|
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014According to the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Incident Reporting System, "from 2008 to 2010, an estimated 194,000 highway vehicle fires occurred in the United States each year resulting in an average of approximately 300 deaths, 1,250 injuries and $1.1 billion in property...
|Will Self-Driving Cars be Accepted by Consumers?|
Matthew J. Riopelle; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014As recently discussed on Dashboard Insights, 68% of global automotive industry executives expect self-driving cars to be on the market by 2025. While self-driving cars may be on the market within the next decade, will consumers, particularly American consumers, actually want to own one?
|Highway Guardrail Lawsuits Charge Unsafe Design Maiming Drivers|
Fabrice N. Vincent; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014This summer, automotive and product design safety company, Safety Research & Strategies, filed suit against the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), seeking the public release of documents in the case of United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries. The whistleblower lawsuit alleges...