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|New Hurdles for California Business with Proposed Prop 65 Changes|
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014Doing business in California is difficult for many reasons. Instead of trying to keep business in California, the state is suggesting further burdens to business es with no apparent real benefit to its citizenry. California is considering requiring business es to change warnings and make reports...
|Fiat Deal for Full Ownership of Chrysler Further Evidence of Strong U.S. Automotive Market|
Omar A. Lucia; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014When Fiat announced its $4.35 billion deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group LLC, market approval came quickly as Fiat’s shares spiked to over 2 year highs. The deal, which recently closed, is viewed as an effort by Fiat to bolster its global auto position.
|Supreme Court Decides Parens Patriae Suits Must Remain in State Court|
John H. Beisner, Paul M. Eckles, Karen Hoffman Lent, James A. Keyte; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in an unanimous decision that parens patriae lawsuits filed by state attorneys general alleging only violations of state law may not be removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). The Court concluded these suits are...
|CPSC Releases Amendment to 6(b) Information Disclosure Regulations|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014The CPSC has released the staff briefing package for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to amend its existing regulation interpreting the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). Agency staff will brief the Commissioners on January 23rd and the Commission is...
|New Michigan Exemptions May Offer Tax Savings|
John R. Taylor II; Foster Swift Collins Smith P.C.;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013There have been several recent tax changes to Michigan tax law. New exemptions may be valuable to you. Consult a tax professional for advice as to how to make the most of available tax benefits.
|Fourth Circuit Holds Lack of Jurisdiction Over Breach of Contract Dispute, Pursuant to the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (“ICCTA”)|
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
November 7, 2013, previously published on November 2013In Gaines Motor Lines, Inc., et al. v. Klaussner Furniture Industries, et al., the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed a question of first impression: Whether, absent a federal tariff, federal courts have subject matter jurisdiction over a motor carrier’s breach of...
|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...
|IRS Clarifies Manufacturing Exception, Addresses Contract Manufacturers|
Gregory T. Bryant; Williams Mullen;
October 25, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013In a recent private letter ruling, PLR 201340010, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) provides us with insights into meeting the “manufacturing exception” for foreign base company sales income (“FBCSI”) under § 954(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (the...
|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....
|California Cuts Manufacturers Some Slack|
Daniel J. Herling; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 22, 2013, previously published on October 22, 2013As this space has pointed out on several occasions, California’s laws are nothing, if not unique. One such law is California’s Business & Professions Code Section 12606.2 which prohibits a container or package from having false bottoms, false sidewalls, a false lid or covering or...